NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:38:40 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[CANCELLED: Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the weather.

Each week there will be a new design for the kids to paint.

Bring bug spray, a blanket and lunch and have a picnic while painting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 15, 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 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322063550fb4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 15, 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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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: July 15, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 15, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536017f3e33bb.jpeg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 15, 2014

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7039, -73.8034 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536018b4dc91d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra Date: July 15, 2014

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53601845c41d4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Mister G]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/mad-sq-kids-mister-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/mad-sq-kids-mister-g Date: July 15, 2014

Mister G, called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, is a leading figure in the children’s music world. He performs at theaters, festivals and museums around the U.S. and Latin America and was recently named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” His albums have been named best of the year by People, Parents, Education.com, and The Washington Post.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53612b8145529.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 15, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 15, 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 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-games Date: July 15, 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 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 15, 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 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 15, 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 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 15, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 15, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/abs-work-out Date: July 15, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 15, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Chair Yoga with Birgit Nagele in Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/chair-yoga-with-birgit-nagele http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/chair-yoga-with-birgit-nagele Date: July 15, 2014

Work out kinks from shoulders, neck, back, and mind while learning to do yoga positions in a chair or bench.

Very safe and gentle techniques to relieve stress and tension from your body and mind. Simple moves that you can take back to work.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7332, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: HSBC Sustainability]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability Date: July 15, 2014

Join us for reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word-under the London Plane trees-in the open-air Reading Room. The day's theme is Living With Nature.

The speakers will be Joshua Horwitz, cofounder & publisher of Living Planet Books, War of the Whales: A True Story, and Eric Dinerstein, Director of Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions, RESOLVE, The Kingdom of Rarities.

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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/meditation-class Date: July 15, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 15, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: July 15, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/adaptive-activities Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 15, 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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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: July 15, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 15, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 15, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: July 15, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: July 15, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/game-night Date: July 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/central-park-circuit Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays

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

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/evening-yoga1 Date: July 15, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: SummerStage Presents: Ismael Miranda / Rebel Tumbao / Joe Claussell (Sacred Rhythm Music)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-presents-ismael-miranda-rebel-tumbao http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-presents-ismael-miranda-rebel-tumbao Date: July 15, 2014

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups, "The 4J's and Little Junior" and "The Class Mates". He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry's lead singer. He later joined the Fania All Stars and went with this band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label. With this song, Miranda entered the new salsa craze which was sweeping the nation and was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ( 'The Pretty Boy of Salsa"). He went on to launch his own record label "IM Records" and continues to perform nationally to this day.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5350162cdb482.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents A Tribute to Richard Howard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: July 15, 2014

Enjoy a Tribute to Richard Howard, featuring the Poets of Poetry Society of America: Mary Jo Bang, Timothy Donnelly and Julie Sheehan.

Presented in partnership with Poetry Society of America

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 15, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 15, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: July 15, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/new-york-philharmonic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/new-york-philharmonic Date: July 15, 2014

Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, NYC Parks, in consultation with the NYPD and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The concert will not be rescheduled. Public safety is our highest priority and the risk of significant weather requires the unfortunate cancellation of this outdoor event.

This outdoor concert on the Parade Ground ends with fireworks.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:00 pm 40.8947, -73.8952 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs Date: July 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood's infamous weather invention is back and churning out food-animal hybrids in this delicious sequel. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6732, -73.8547 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5261c138f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Despicable Me 2 (PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-movie-night-despicable-me-2-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-movie-night-despicable-me-2-pg Date: July 15, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit the NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.6845, -73.7808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88815aeaa8.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Hustle & Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/red-hook-flicks-dazed-and-confused http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/red-hook-flicks-dazed-and-confused Date: July 15, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee in this 2005 film.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Breaking Away]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-breaking-away http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-breaking-away Date: July 15, 2014

Watch Breaking Away as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In Breaking Away, rivalry develops between four high-school graduates and the arrogant college students in a small Midwestern town. It's played out in a rousing bicycle race, the University's "Little 500." An exciting Winner! Directed by Peter Yates 1979 (PG) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5391d02807dd3.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunrise-tai-chi Date: July 16, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: July 16, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 16, 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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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: July 16, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 16, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 16, 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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 16, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 16, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 16, 2014

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

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 16, 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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 16, 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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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sit-aerobics Date: July 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: July 16, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy And Baby Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/mommy-and-baby-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/mommy-and-baby-yoga Date: July 16, 2014

Designed for mothers, father, or caregivers and babies eight weeks old to crawling, this yoga class brings families together for a gentle exercise session in a beautiful garden setting. Stretch, breathe, and bond with your child while meeting other parents. Led by certified instructors from Yoga for Bliss. Mats provided.

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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1acc910989.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Christmas in July]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-christmas-in-july http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-christmas-in-july Date: July 16, 2014

We couldn't wait! Make Christmas decorations to celebrate a bit early... For ages 6-12. Taught by Gerry Cipriano

** Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 16, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/body-sculpting Date: July 16, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Janice Marie Robinson's Melodic Magic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic Date: July 16, 2014

SummerStage Kids offers unique, interactive events for the entire family, throughout the summer in park locations citywide.
With dance performances, storytelling, acrobats, spoken word and music, SummerStage Kids exposes New York City youth to the world of arts and culture through a vast and diverse collection of engaging entertainment unparalleled by any other festival of its kind in NYC. Artists from around the corner and around the globe offer exciting FREE performances June through August every summer.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Mount Hope Playground

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X257 Mount Hope Playground 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8503, -73.9095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e404c5844a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 16, 2014

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536019a074098.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra Date: July 16, 2014

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611124af73d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: July 16, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 16, 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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-games Date: July 16, 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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 16, 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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 16, 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 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: July 16, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/puppets-in-the-park-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/puppets-in-the-park-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 16, 2014

Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice he surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her of the pass.

Bring your own blanket or chair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/zumba1 Date: July 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 16, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 16, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 16, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Debut Novelists Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: July 16, 2014

This panel discussion of debut novelists will be hosted by Julia Fierro, founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop.

Featuring:
Mira Jacob - The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
Courtney Maum - I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
Ted Thompson - The Land of Steady Habits
Tiphanie Yanique - Land of Love and Drowning

Anecdotes and advice on how to write and publish a novel by first-time writers extraordinaire.

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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/adaptive-activities Date: July 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weave & Collage: A Story by Nancy Benignus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus Date: July 16, 2014

Use your imagination. Take a real life story or event as inspiration for this five-week series, which will include learning to collage using magazines and photos.

The workshop will also teach a series of weaving techniques using fabric scraps. (All ages).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/recycletoart Date: July 16, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/chess-club Date: July 16, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-family-festival Date: July 16, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/zumba Date: July 16, 2014

Join us for aerobic excercise classes that combine Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 16, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured band: Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band
From New Orleans to NYC, Howard Fishman fuses a blend of early jazz, blues, and country music that goes toe-to-toe with his pop, classical and experimental leanings.

Kenny Bentley, tuba
Etienne Charles, trumpet
Jeremy Clemmons, drums
Howard Fishman, guitar
Mark Williams, trombone

Curated by Ethan Lipton.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Beauty and The Beast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/beauty-and-the-beast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/beauty-and-the-beast Date: July 16, 2014

Enjoy a live version of this popular Disney classic.

Presented by Plaza Theatre Productions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue & Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8854 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: July 16, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-hatha-yoga Date: July 16, 2014

Find refuge from city life with a blissful yoga class! Reduce your stress levels and increase energy by working with your body and breath. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the class for program updates. A limited number of mats are available onsite, please bring your own mat. Drop-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Participants must present their Member’s ID card or a printed program registration form at the front gate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8849569172.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: July 16, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/family-capoeira Date: July 16, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/checkmate-101 Date: July 16, 2014

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zebedee Collins! The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-garden-walk Date: July 16, 2014

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week; come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1829c6391c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/sunset-yoga Date: July 16, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: J. Holiday / Jon B in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-j-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-j-holiday Date: July 16, 2014

Laid-back Washington, D.C.-based R&B vocalist J. Holiday brings an unexpected edge to R&B music. He bears a street sensibility and bravado normally reserved for hip-hop but remains inspired by groups such as Boyz II Men and Jodeci. His first release, the hit single “Be with Me” was the prelude to the full-length debut album, Back of My Lac' . The album became a major success due to singles like “Bed” and “Suffocate,” both of which topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Holiday’s second album, the more romantic Round 2, shows audiences a softer side with tracks that are reminiscent of early 70’s soul.

Jon B is an accomplished musician, noted songwriter and producer who combined 1970s Soul with Hip-Hop influences in his debut album, Bonafide. A soulful album that highlighted his dulcet tenor, it earned him both critical and commercial success, especially with the GRAMMY nominated song “Someone to Love” featuring Babyface. Jon B’s success continued with his platinum album Cool Relax, fueled by the success of “They Don’t Know,” which topped the R&B charts. In the album Stronger Everyday, Jon experimented with sounds and textures to accompany his vocals that gave his music a deeper, mature vibe. Hopeless Romantic,showcased his songwriting skills, featuring the single “Ooh So Sexy” with Paul Wall. In 2011, Jon B released Comfortable Swagg, which celebrates his journey as a family man.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb749c9d79.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Zoolander]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerscreen-zoolander http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerscreen-zoolander Date: July 16, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In Zoolander, a clueless fashion model played by Ben Stiller is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:41 EDT