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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:50:05 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[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists Date: June 12, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/nature-on-the-go Date: June 12, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 12, 2014

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see the 4th year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project, featuring sculptures by seven accomplished artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f561e7ec7b.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/learn-to-draw Date: June 12, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter Date: June 12, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Spanish Harlem Hop Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams Date: June 12, 2014

Rane in association with Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop presents 2014 tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams.

Come jam along with different DJs each week.

This week: Come enjoy sounds from Bobbito and Wildstyle + Mell Starr.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[English Pronunciation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/english-pronunciation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/english-pronunciation-class Date: June 12, 2014

For English speakers who wish to improve their phonetic skills in English by practicing with a speech pathologist.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 Date: June 12, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 12, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/little-reds-hood Date: June 12, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairytale with a modern twist.

Sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 12, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 12, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 12, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

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

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park: The Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake Date: June 12, 2014

This family-friendly event includes collecting and identifying aquatic invertebrates and a tour around the lake.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.889, -73.8923 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 12, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/central-park-circuit Date: June 12, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

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

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe Date: June 12, 2014

The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman “expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps Louis Armstrong,” (All About Jazz) but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo Coleman, an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette’s music and spirit, with his own band at the core.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 12, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Paramore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/gma-summer-concert-paramore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/gma-summer-concert-paramore Date: June 13, 2014

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 13, 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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<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: June 13, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 13, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/sit-aerobics Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-games Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/tai-chi1 Date: June 13, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists Date: June 13, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/house-tours Date: June 13, 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 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 13, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: June 13, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/nature-on-the-go Date: June 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/seasonal-crafts Date: June 13, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter Date: June 13, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: June 13, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics1 Date: June 13, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics Date: June 13, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: June 13, 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 Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 13, 2014

Some of the most exciting modern dance companies in the city perform their latest works on stage. Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition. Check the events calendar at www.bryantpark.org for information on each week's program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 13, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movie in Crocheron Park: "Tangled"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: June 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The long-haired Rapunzel has spent her whole life in a tower but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she sets out to discover the world and who she really is.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 14, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bird-walk Date: June 14, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 14, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: June 14, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park! Masons in the Parks and volunteers will clean up and beautify Thomas Boyland Park through painting the exercise equipment and cleaning the perimeter beds.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 646.403.1783

Location: Furman Avenue (in Thomas Boyland Park)

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6819, -73.9078 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2014

The Queens County Bird club will lead a nature walk around the Reservoir in search of birds.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/esl-class Date: June 14, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: June 14, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Little Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of Utopia Parkway and 14th Road. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Utopia Parkway & 14th Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Flower Power Botany Tour at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/flower-power-botany-tour-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/flower-power-botany-tour-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 14, 2014

Every flower has its own story to tell! Join Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of NYC and photographer Gabe Kirchheimer for a look at the history and botany of select Heather Garden flowers.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f63e05ff5d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park Date: June 14, 2014

Join the Narrows Botanical Garden for painting projects and a general clean-up.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 986-6355

Location: 69th Street and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6382, -74.0362 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cold Process Soap-Making Workshop: Serenity with Lavender]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/cold-process-soapmaking-workshop-serenity-with-lavender http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/cold-process-soapmaking-workshop-serenity-with-lavender Date: June 14, 2014

Kensico Soap Bar co-founder and certified soapmaker Kirsten Nagashima leads this fun, hands-on soap making workshop using organic lavender and good-for-you ingredients.

Come discover why particular butters and oils are used as we create soap from scratch. You'll also learn about how to use essential oils in soap making. Students will create several lavender-scented soaps that will gently cleanse your skin and relax your entire body. Don’t forget to include a stroll through the gardens to check out Wave Hill’s collection of lavender in full bloom!

Registration is required. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c706e1fc8.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 14, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-moves Date: June 14, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Bird Watching Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/blooming-naturalists Date: June 14, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance will help young naturalists learn how to observe and identify some of the 200 species of birds that pass through Prospect Park, or make it their home. Bring is your curiosity and love of the outdoors.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Suitable for families with children ages 8 and older,

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/street-skills-ride Date: June 14, 2014

Increase your comfort and confidence when cycling NYC's streets at this class for teens and adults. Ride 5 to 8 miles in small groups with certified cycling instructors.

Registration is required. Bring a bike & a helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/get-active-hiking Date: June 14, 2014

This 3-4 hour hike visits all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop of #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8892, -73.8986 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 14, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Backyard BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/big-backyeard-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/big-backyeard-bbq Date: June 14, 2014

Make the sprawling lawns of the Daffodil Hill your backyard while kicking off summer's festivities with live music, outdoor fun, and a selection of barbeque styles. Food and drink samplings from New York-based specialty purveyors come paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father's Day! We'll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.

Check the schedule for the full line-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: June 14, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-phil-scooter-rizzuto-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-phil-scooter-rizzuto-park Date: June 14, 2014

Please join the Green Earth Urban Gardener's Inc. to help paint the fences, weed, and prep the park for the warmer months.

Please wear appropriate clothing to get dirty.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 14, 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Tour of the New Yankee Stadium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/special-tour-of-the-new-yankee-stadium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/special-tour-of-the-new-yankee-stadium Date: June 14, 2014

Come and experience the home of the 2009 World Series Champions.

All participants will receive Yankee promotional items and a guided tour by a Yankee Stadium historian that includes an inside look at the museum, monument park and areas restricted to the public, such as the press box and the Yankee clubhouse.

Only 35 people at maximum are allowed on the tour.

Registration is required; please call to reserve tickets. Tickets can only be purchased by calling the office with credit card information. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The tour begins at 10:40 a.m. so please arrive by 10:20 a.m.

The fee for this tour is $30 per individual. Meeting place will be at the Hard Rock Café located at East 161st Street and River Avenue, near the elevated #4 train and Gate 6.

Start time: 10:20 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Yankee Stadium

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:20 am 12:00 pm 40.8288, -73.9266 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-games Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park Date: June 14, 2014

Take a nature walk through the park, enjoy arts and crafts and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 14, 2014

Study the works of George Seurat, founder of the Pointillism movement, and discover the effectiveness of his post-Impressionistic painting technique using tiny dots of color. Color separation and application will be discussed. Learn and practice the technique of optical mixing with oil pastels.

Fee for three-part series $60 non-members/$51 Greenbelt Conservancy members

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts Date: June 14, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. This family-friendly program is specifically designed for young children and families. Free your imagination by playing in nature and learning about conservation through eco-crafts. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bronx-river-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bronx-river-festival Date: June 14, 2014

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the party of the season as we celebrate the Bronx River with music, performances, canoeing, biking, food and much more at the annual Bronx River Festival

On Saturday, June 14th, come to Shoelace Park 219th Street and Bronx Blvd and enjoy a day of outdoor fun – for free.

Activities will include:

  • Ramble historical walking tour
  • Canoeing
  • Children's Learn-to-Ride Clinic courtesy of Bike NY, register here
  • Biking
  • Zumba provided by Curves
  • Games and activities provided by NYC Parks Play Mobile
  • Field games led by Bronx Community Charter School
  • "Sewer in a Suitcase" presentations provided by Bronx Community Charter School
  • Nature walks led by Bronx Community Charter School
  • Music & entertainment by Learning Tree

*Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver. Additionally, children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the community canoe paddle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5392166aaaedd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 14, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks' Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-day Date: June 14, 2014

Please join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including games, rides, crafts, medical screenings and more.

A pet microchipping clinic will be provided by Central Veterinary Associates.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks' Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day Date: June 14, 2014

Come out and join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including games, rides, craft projects, giveaways, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates and much more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:50:06 EDT