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, 02 Aug 2014 02:50:43 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[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: June 16, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: June 16, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 16, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House: One-Year Anniversary of Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/open-house-oneyear-anniversary-of-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/open-house-oneyear-anniversary-of-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 17, 2014

Swim, lift, train or dribble at the One-Year Anniversary Open House!

To celebrate its first birthday as a new facility, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is opening its doors to the public. It has tons to offer, from an indoor swimming pool to exciting fitness classes like Rock N Roll or Lunchtime Spin. Best of all, there are programs for all ages.

Visit us!

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 17, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 17, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 17, 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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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 17, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 17, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 17, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/fitness-walk Date: June 17, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/pelham-bay-park-tree-guard-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/pelham-bay-park-tree-guard-installation Date: June 17, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will deter deer and rabbit from rubbing and feeding on young trees.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

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: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fresh Creek Nature Preserve Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/fresh-creek-nature-preserve-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/fresh-creek-nature-preserve-clean-up Date: June 17, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Fresh Creek to clean up the Nature Preserve.

Volunteers will help remove trash and debris from upland areas around the Fresh Creek wetlands. This work will help improve and maintain this important Jamaica Bay wetland habitat.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothes that can get dirty.

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: East 108th Street and Avenue M (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6423, -73.8853 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 17, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 17, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 17, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 17, 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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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 17, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Audra Rox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/mad-sq-kids-audra-rox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/mad-sq-kids-audra-rox Date: June 17, 2014

Audra Rox, crowned by Time Out NY Kids as the “Queen of the NY Kids Rock Scene”, has been crafting catchy, smart, rock music for cool kids since 1999.

She has played the Mad. Sq. Kids summer concert series every year since its inception and is excited to be invited back this year! Her bestselling debut album I Can Do It By Myself is now a must-have classic, and her latest album Too Much Fun is available for download on CD Baby.

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115401b97d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-games Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 17, 2014

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

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395f0af2541b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/abs-work-out Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 17, 2014

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 too 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.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Juniper Valley Park

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 12:00 pm 40.7203, -73.8804 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/meditation-class Date: June 17, 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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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-knitting Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: June 17, 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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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/adaptive-activities Date: June 17, 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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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 17, 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.


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: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions for The Public Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions-for-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions-for-the-public-theater Date: June 17, 2014

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series and The Public Theater's Public Works program are holding open auditions. Selected participants will be performing at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in a musical production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale!

Anyone interested in the arts can try out, no experience is required. To audition, please prepare a one minute performance. It can be a monologue, song, dance poem, story, or even a joke!

Rehearsals begin July 29 and continue each Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Performances are September 5, 6, & 7 at 8:00 p.m.

All July and August rehearsals are at The Public Theater in downtown Manhattan. All September rehearsals and performances are at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Good luck!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4638

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5376397a9b5b4.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: June 17, 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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: June 17, 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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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 17, 2014

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents John Butler Trio / Allen Stone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summerstage-presents-john-butler-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summerstage-presents-john-butler-trio Date: June 17, 2014

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of focus. The songs’ off-centre grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all?

USA Today has called Allen Stone a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as “a hippie with soul.”

Stone has spent the past four years honing his unique style the old-fashioned way: crisscrossing the country in a van with his ace band and playing any small club that would have him. Since the digital release of his self-titled album via his own stickystones label in October 2011, Stone’s shows have been selling out from coast to coast. The album jumped into the Top 10 of Billboard’sHeatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts. His first national television appearance – on “Conan” – came after the music booker saw a YouTube video of Allen performing “Unaware” in his mother’s living room. Performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House” followed and Esquire, CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch – all before he had the support of a record label. Stone has since signed to ATO Records, which is bringing the album into wide release.

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

All ages

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1399

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f147181809a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/central-park-circuit Date: June 17, 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. Free. 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: Bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Off 5th Avenue at 97th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: June 17, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 17, 2014

Enjoy a tribute to Gerald Stern, featuring the Poets of Poetry Society of America: Kimiko Hahn, Rebecca Gayle Howell and Alicia Ostriker.

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 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 17, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/washington-square-music-festival-harmonica-harp-with-festival-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/washington-square-music-festival-harmonica-harp-with-festival-orchestra Date: June 17, 2014

In three concerts in June and August, Washington Square Music Festival offers its 56th season of free music and song. Organized under the auspices of Washington Square Association Inc. The first concert will take place Tuesday, June 17, 8 pm.

Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra will feature:

  • Soloist: Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica (called “the Paganini of the harmonica" by The Los Angeles Times);
  • Lutz Rath, conductor and the Washington Square Music Festival Orchestra performing Heitor Villa Lobos’ Concerto for Harmonica, Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto for strings and harp from his Fifth Symphony.
  • Also works by Peter von Winter and JP Saxe, grandson of cellist János Starker, performing his own compositions.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/sunrise-tai-chi Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 18, 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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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 18, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 18, 2014

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 too 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.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East Village Community School

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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 40.7277, -73.9781 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bronx-river-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bronx-river-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: June 18, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) in the Bronx River Forest to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the upland 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.

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: Bronx River Forest Island

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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 18, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 18, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest.

Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 18, 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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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/sit-aerobics Date: June 18, 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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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-games Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Author Jenny Mollen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: June 18, 2014

Actress and Twitter star Jenny Mollen chats about her hysterical new memoir I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People. which tells it like it is when it comes to refusing to acknowledge boundaries of any kind.

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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/adaptive-activities Date: June 18, 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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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/recycletoart Date: June 18, 2014

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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/chess-club Date: June 18, 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 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/teen-beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/teen-beach-volleyball Date: June 18, 2014

Teens, find out the basics of beach volleyball! Spike, set and volley in beautiful Riverside Park. You'll meet other teens in a fun, chill environment.

No pre-registration is necessary, but you get to become a free Recreation Center member! For more information, email Anthony at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Beach (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9727 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:46 EDT