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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:58:34 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[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 17, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 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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2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 17, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 11.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Beautification Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/beautification-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/beautification-event Date: August 17, 2014

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at our monthly beautification days.

Activities include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395eeaa36547.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 17, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/hatha-yoga Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab0e0cc81d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 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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<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Flutter with the Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-art-project-flutter-with-the-butterflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-art-project-flutter-with-the-butterflies Date: August 17, 2014

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowers. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly hat to wear as you sail across the landscape. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc0f02be363.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/forest-crew Date: August 17, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/food-truck-rally Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/freshwater-fishing Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 40.889, -73.8923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/smorgasburg Date: August 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Culinary Kids Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/staten-island-beach-fest-culinary-kids-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/staten-island-beach-fest-culinary-kids-farmers-market Date: August 17, 2014

The Culinary Kids Farmers Market is a proud partner of the Staten Island Beach Fest event series throughout the summer. Come out to the Promenade Lawn and support this local farmers market as they bring fresh and local fruits and vegetables to Midland Beach.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c986bb323c6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 17, 2014

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-games Date: August 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Charulata and David Zumba of Flashmob Fitness Crew Danceoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/staten-island-beach-fest-charulata-and-david-zumba-of-flashmob-fitness-crew-danceoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/staten-island-beach-fest-charulata-and-david-zumba-of-flashmob-fitness-crew-danceoff Date: August 17, 2014

Join Charulata and David on the Concert Lawn for the best Zumba workout to begin your week. Come alone or bring friends!

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97fb3b952c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/meditation Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab58345261.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 17, 2014

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

For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 17, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: SummerDance on Tour, Earth Beat!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat Date: August 17, 2014

Be enchanted by the magical movements of nature in Earth Beat, a spectacular dance performance by the Youth Company, part of the SummerDance on Tour!

Get inspired to sway like the wind, stand tall as a tree, and connect to all the living things in the Park and beyond in a magical way.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 17, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 17, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 11.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nature-on-the-go Date: August 17, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/house-tours Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 17, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: August 17, 2014

Street Theater is a 50-member company including a live band, that performs musical operettas for free in NYC Parks during the summer.

This year's musical: “Emergency!!!” by Crystal Field. "Emergency!!!" is a rip-roaring musical about a heroic EMT worker in a boiling, broiling city.

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 2:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 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 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 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.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 17, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc17c65bd0c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-17 2014-08-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 17, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 17, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/sunset-family-festival Date: August 17, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams / Moona Luna / Kojo Odu Roney & Friends / B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove / DJ-KS 360]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 Date: August 17, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

Shine and The Moonbeams is family music's first Soul band. They bring a fresh soulful perspective to the world that belongs to families all across the planet. Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a Rock and Roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

MOONA LUNA is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.” After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger - snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci "B-Love" Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka. In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Kwikstep, known as DJ-KS 360 on the turntables is an internationally known hip hop dancer/ choreographer/ poet/ actor and hand percussionist. In 1996 Kwikstep and his wife B-girl Rokafella established Full Circle as an internationally acclaimed non- profit hip-hop collective known as Full Circle Productions INC, it’s members are known as Full Circle Souljahs. Now DJ-KS 360 offers his smooth versatility with 360 degrees of the cultural urban and artistic New York experience that has influenced him since his youth. DJ-KS 360’s takes you on a journey through his musical selections of Rare 70’s Funk, 80’s Soul / RnB , Afro-Beat, Hip-hop, Disco, Garage, Salsa and House.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153f796a20.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:09 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/zumba Date: August 17, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th Anniversary Celebration / DJ Rahsaan / Screening: Our Latin Thing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-the-nuyorican-poets-cafes-40th-anniversary-celebration-screening-our-latin-thing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-the-nuyorican-poets-cafes-40th-anniversary-celebration-screening-our-latin-thing Date: August 17, 2014

Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe champions the use of spoken word and music as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. Our community of spectators, artists and students is a reflection of New York City's diverse population. Allen Ginsberg called the Cafe “the most integrated place on the planet,” the Wall Street Journal says the Cafe is a “a thriving arts center with partnerships across the city,” and John Leguizamo says the Cafe "put the street on stage… Made our lives real, our emotions real.”

Host: Jive Poetic

Featuring: Carlos Andres Gomez, Caroline Rothstein, Mighty Third Rail, Rico Frederick, Anthony McPherson, Aurora Barnes, Tre G, Craig "muMs" Grant, Saroya Marsh, Rome Neal, Willie Martinez & Chembo Corniel + jazz quartet.

DJ RAHSAAN is a NYC-born, Philadelphia-based world music DJ/producer. He has designed soundscapes for professional & underground theatre, fashion shows, avant-garde art exhibits, futurist hair salons, celebrity gatherings and theme-oriented restaurants. As thrill-seeking world music DJ, he has musically navigated numerous entities like Activision, Verizon Wireless, among others to new, exciting demographics, developing their audiences beyond expectations. DJ Rahsaan has shared stages & lineups with many popular global acts like The Gipsy Kings, Manu Chao, Antibalas, Brandy, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. He has also lent his musical expertise to numerous fashion & theatrical events such as 'Fela! The Musical', 'In The Heights' the Musical, The Grammys, and New York Fashion Week. Continually working close with various international music acts, DJ Rahsaan has his finger on the pulse of 21st Century global music.

On one August evening in the 1970's New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renown Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists got together for what became a magical evening of music. The show was billed as "Our Latin Thing". In the decades ahead those all-star musicians would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York's Latino community. Their music was "Salsa Gorda," influenced by American Jazz, Soul, and Rock and Roll. Their music became part of Americana. Currently billed as "Our Latin Thing", the group performs as an assortment of this music's top hits. This Musical/Theatrical like revue, will take the audience on a musical poetic journey. Re-Live the music, re-live the times, re-live the magic....This is "Our Latin Thing."

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ed005452832.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:10 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 17, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-bellatrix-a-soul-train-tribute-to-women-in-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-bellatrix-a-soul-train-tribute-to-women-in-music Date: August 17, 2014

In homage to the women of soul music, SummerStage, ImageNation and Ubiquita Worldwide present Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music. Dance, listen and watch with us as we celebrate the likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Nona Hendryx, Tina Turner, Celia Cruz and others! This fete kicks off with live performances by special guests Jamila Raegan, The Ki Ki Experience, Raye Six & Phyllisia Ross accompanied by backing band Winston's Crew Collective under the direction of bandleader Dannis Winston. The concert will be followed by a Soul Train Jam spun by the Ubiquita Sound System and a screening of the Academy Award winning film Twenty Feet From Stardom.

Ubiquita Sound System is home to an ever-growing roster of brilliantly talented an accomplished female DJ's. Established in 2000, as one of the first groundbreaking all-female DJ residencies in NYC nightlife, the Ubiquita brand has become synonymous with a stamp of excellence for women on the 1 & 2's .The legendary DJ collective has appeared on the cover of the Village Voice and have played a wide array of venues, special events and cultural institutions around the world.

Formerly known as the Ladies of Ubiquita, these gorgeous selectors' more notable appearances include Good Day NY, The Studio Museum of Harlem, SummerStage, Brooklyn Academy of Music, VH1 Hip Hop Honors weekend, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Winter Music Conference in Miami, The Brooklyn Museum & Harlem Stage. Notable brand partnerships include Scion, Red Bull & Cover Girl.

This Academy Award-winning documentary is the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Twenty Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists. Directed by Morgan Neville.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eece241648.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest: Musiq Soulchild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-wbls-6th-annual-rb-fest-musiq-soulchild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-wbls-6th-annual-rb-fest-musiq-soulchild Date: August 17, 2014

Philadelphia native Taalib Johnson, a.k.a. Musiq Soulchild, is a Neo-Soul & R&B artist, whose unique style blends R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, and rock, creating a sound unlike any other. Musiq Soulchild has had 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and 7 hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, The American Composers, Authors and Publishers, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and 13 Grammy nominations, including 2 for his 2009 album “OnMyRadio”and 1 forBest R&B vocal Performance at this year’s ( 2011) Grammy Awards. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his creative use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, which can be seen in the titles of his singles and his albums. Much like George Clinton, one of his biggest influences, Musiq shows of his unique artistic personality with this unusual form of writing.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535154b066dfe.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:10 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 17, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Blue Heron Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents. Learn about the ecology and myths that surround these mysterious animals.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 17, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:19 EST
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: August 17, 2014

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 18, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/early-morning-yoga Date: August 18, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 18, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 18, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 18, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Free Coastal Classroom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/free-coastal-classroom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/free-coastal-classroom Date: August 18, 2014

These free summer classes are designed to help youth entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades discover local coastal ecosystems, and the many ways that NYC is a city of water.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2787

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ee6dea18b7b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 18, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 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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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove Date: August 18, 2014

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka.

In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614a76aa6bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 18, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611843d815e.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 18, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 18, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/sit-and-get-fit Date: August 18, 2014

Fill your basic exercise needs through seated aerobics. This class is designed for seniors, and it welcomes people with disabilities. Recreation center membership is required. Find more information on membership by clicking here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 355-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/monday-movement Date: August 18, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-games Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Japanese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-language-class Date: August 18, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Japanese Classes: May 5th, June 9th, June 30th, July 21, August 18th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 18, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 18, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/adaptive-activities Date: August 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: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 18, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents The Shining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 18, 2014

Director Stanley Kubrick builds an unbearable tension until the end. Jack Nicholson plays an unstable writer who takes a job in the off-season at an isolated resort, which may be haunted by guests who never checked out. Shelley Duvall is his wife and Danny Lloyd their young son who sees horrific premonitions. (1980) 142 min. (Warner Bros.) R RatedBring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Keep checking our Events Calendar at www.bryantpark.org in mid-May for the line-up announcement!

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Big]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-big http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-big Date: August 18, 2014

When a boy (Tom Hanks) wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body. 1988, PG (IMDb)

New York City has been the setting and inspiration for countless classic movies; in many cases, the City has played as central a role as films' lead actors. So what better place to celebrate the world's most iconic filmmaking location than its most iconic park?

Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras and tape recorders.

Nightly sponsorships are available. For information, contact corporate@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 6:30 pm 40.7734, -73.9735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Jazzmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/jazzmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/jazzmobile Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for a free performance by Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/outdoor-strength Date: August 18, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/flicks-on-the-beach-audience-choice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/flicks-on-the-beach-audience-choice Date: August 18, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Grease

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents the Annual Gospel Night with Tamela Mann]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-the-annual-gospel-night-with-tamela-mann http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-the-annual-gospel-night-with-tamela-mann Date: August 18, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

Gospel artist and actress Tamela Mann and Christian Cultural Center choir take the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 18, 2014

Claude leaves his family in Oklahoma for New York. Bring a blanket or chair. We'll supply the popcorn.

Hair, 1979, rated PG, 121 minutes

Rain date: August 19th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Dirty Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-dirty-dancing Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for a free screening of this iconic dance film with magnificent music and choreography

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d939d9e05f2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 19, 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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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 19, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Free Coastal Classroom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/free-coastal-classroom1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/free-coastal-classroom1 Date: August 19, 2014

These free summer classes are designed to help youth entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades discover local coastal ecosystems, and the many ways that NYC is a city of water.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2787

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ee6dea18b7b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 19, 2014

Don't miss this two-week long exhibition of Cuban art

Manny Vega is a Bronx-born painter, illustrator, muralist, mosaicist and costme designer. He is associated with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is a former art isntructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morjon is a Cuban-born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Donmingo and is an art iknstructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 19, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes are held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the dendrology walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d7d7eccaf48.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/garden-crew Date: August 19, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST