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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:31:39 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: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 8, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 8, 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 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 9, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 9, 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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2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 9, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/chair-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. 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: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 9, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-games Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/monday-movement Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 9, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Baisley Pond Park

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 40.6779, -73.7857 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Japanese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-japanese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-japanese-language-class Date: June 9, 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 at inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Japenese Lessons 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 9, 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 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: June 9, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/pond-exploration Date: June 9, 2014

Join a pond-tastic exploration of High Rock Park. Learn about water quality and how factors such as pH affect pond life. Also, search for water boatmen, diving beetles, and other aquatic life at or below the surface. Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot. This free program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science series and is suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Registration is required; please call or email to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 9, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 9, 2014

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: June 9, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: June 9, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/adaptive-swim Date: June 9, 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 our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 10, 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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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 10, 2014

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

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/fitness-walk Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Muskrat Cove Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bronx-river-muskrat-cove-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bronx-river-muskrat-cove-tree-planting Date: June 10, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) to plant trees and shrubs. This work will help to restore the banks of the Bronx River in the Muskrat Cove section.

Volunteers will be trained in tree planting techniques.

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

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8954, -73.8637 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 10, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 10, 2014

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

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 10, 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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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: June 10, 2014

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

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Father Goose]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/mad-sq-kids-father-goose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/mad-sq-kids-father-goose Date: June 10, 2014

Kicking off our 2014 Mad. Sq. Kids summer concert series is Father Goose! Come and join the King of the Dance Party from the Grammy Award winning group, Dan Zanes and Friends. They’re bringing an energy packed performance of old favorites as well as hit songs from his new album, Bashment Time. Come and experience a fun-filled musical morning full singing and dancing for all ages with Father Goose and his amazing band!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361113eb2e21.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-games Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 10, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 10, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 40.8446, -73.9387 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ef72d019a.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/abs-work-out Date: June 10, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/rock-your-seat Date: June 10, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 10, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/adult-adaptive-sports Date: June 10, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Book Club Discussion on The Odyssey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub Date: June 10, 2014

Join us for a book club discussion on The Odyssey by Homer, facilitated by Barry B. Powell.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 12:30 pm 1:45 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/meditation-class Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[NEW TIME: Ribbon Cutting for Phase III of the Washington Square Park Renovation.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/ribbon-cutting-for-phase-iii-of-the-washington-square-park-renovation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/ribbon-cutting-for-phase-iii-of-the-washington-square-park-renovation1 Date: June 10, 2014

All are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of Phase III of the Washington Square Park renovation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0111

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Duck Down BBQ with Boot Camp Clik & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/summerstage-duck-down-bbq-with-boot-camp-clik-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/summerstage-duck-down-bbq-with-boot-camp-clik-friends Date: June 10, 2014

Join Duck Down Music and Boot Camp Clik as they kick off summer with a free neighborhood BBQ featuring special performances by Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Masta Ace, CJ Fly of Pro Era & more! Duck Down Music is an 18-year old independent music label based in NY, NY, co-founded by Dru Ha & Buckshot. The company has sold over 3.5 million records. Over the last few years they've released titles from the likes of Sean Price, Talib Kweli, Statik Selektah, 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo & Pharoahe Monch.

Hosted by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d80bd7f7c3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Community Garden Coalition Benefit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/nyccgc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/nyccgc Date: June 10, 2014

Please join the NYC Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) as they celebrate the vitality of community gardens and present awards to visionary borough gardeners.

The NYCCGC plans to give the first-ever activist award to an honoree that best exemplifies the unrelenting spirit of Pete Seeger, who so graciously played an integral part in our Mayoral Forum last year, leading the assembled forum in an emphatic rendition of “If I Had a Hammer.”

NYC Community Garden Coalition was founded in 1996 as the only organization by and for community gardeners. The Coalition's mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Judson Memorial Church

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7302, -73.9984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Pollen Nation with Master Beekeeper Jim Fischer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/arts-culture-fun Date: June 10, 2014

About 130 million years ago, flowering plants appeared for the first time. Everyone likes flowers, but they aren't really for our enjoyment, their purpose is to attract insect pollinators.

Come hear Jim Fischer, Director of Education, NYC Beekeeping, talk about honey bees, bumble bees and the solitary bees that are found around Manhattan. See some of the Fischer’s stunning photographs taken over several decades of teaching beekeeping. Lean how to actually keep bees in the City, and how bees fit into the ecosystem of a community garden, a backyard, and Central Park.

Light refreshments will be served.

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series offers a variety of cultural events, including, book signings, film screenings, art making workshops, dance, concerts, historical talks, food tastings and popular culture. All events are free and open to the public.

Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by emailing centralrec@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537236fba97b9.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/central-park-circuit Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: June 10, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 10, 2014

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents:

David Tomas Martinez
Carmen Calatayud
Pablo Miguel Martinez
Barbara Brinson Curiel

Produced in partnership with Letras Latinas.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 10, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 10, 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 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/sunrise-tai-chi Date: June 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: June 11, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:40 EDT