NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:35:45 GMT <![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/wheelchair-softball Date: June 12, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 12, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-06-12 2015-06-12 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 12, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Muppets Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movie-night-muppets-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movie-night-muppets-most-wanted Date: June 12, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Muppets Most Wanted. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: We Are the Champions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-we-are-the-champions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-we-are-the-champions Date: June 12, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

The theme: Freddie Mercury and Queen's "We Are the Champions". Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet Date: June 12, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557a0437f3692.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: 101 Dalmatians (1961)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movies-in-the-parks-101-dalmatians-1961 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movies-in-the-parks-101-dalmatians-1961 Date: June 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

A true classic, Disney's 101 Dalmatians features a struggling composer and his wife, whose dalmatian dogs have just given birth to a litter of puppies. Enter legendary villian Cruella De Vil, who insists that the couple sell her their puppies, and when she is turned down, steals them at night. It turns out she wants to use them for a luxurious fur coat. Can anyone save the dalmatians in time? Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park Pavilion (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9998 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570b015e8cb1.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: 101 Dalmatians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/moca-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/moca-cinema Date: June 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for films screening at the Columbus Park Pavilion in the month of June.

Disney classic 101 Dalmatians tells the story of two canine pets Pongo and Perdita. Perdita gives birth to fifteen spotted pups, drawing the attention of Cruella De Vil, the villianess who demand the owners of two canines, a struggling composer and his wife, sell the pups to her. However, the owners decline her demands to sell the pups and Cruella De Vil devises a plan to steal them.

Through the beloved Disney classic 101 Dalmatians, MOCA pays tribute to Tyrus Wong, the artist who conceptualized the design style of Disney's animated classic, Bambi (1941). Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong, is the retrospective exhibit on Tyrus Wong currently on view at the MOCA until September 13, 2015.

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out its calendar of upcoming events!

The Columbus Park Pavilion will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5553bb657662b.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 12, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Pépé Le Moko by Julien Duvivier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/films-on-the-green-pepe-le-moko-by-julien-duvivier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/films-on-the-green-pepe-le-moko-by-julien-duvivier Date: June 12, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier in Washington Square Park on June 12.

The notorious Pépé le Moko is a wanted man. In the labyrinthine Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the clutches of the police. But his clandestine life is unveiled when Gaby, a Parisian playgirl, compels him to risk his life and leave his past behind.

Film in French and Arabic with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d4ce49604.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movies-in-the-park-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movies-in-the-park-big-hero-6 Date: June 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series, Big Hero 6.

Rated PG

Know Before You Go: You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Myrtle Avenue Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6925, -73.9755 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55720aa48229d.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/the-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/the-movie-frozen Date: June 12, 2015

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful snow queen Elsa, her sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

This Walt Disney Animation Studios production is based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: June 13, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 13, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 13, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 13, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/grownyc-greenmarket Date: June 13, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 13, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f5face9c59.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Oakley New York Mini 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/oakley-new-york-mini-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/oakley-new-york-mini-10k Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYRR and Oakley for the Oakley New York Mini 10K.

This race was made for you! It’s the world’s original women-only road race, and it empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to be active and to look and feel great on the run. Every woman who registers for the race will receive a special Oakley performance shirt at number pickup, and every finisher will receive a medal.

This race is for women only. Register here.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f099e20d80d.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class Date: June 13, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: June 13, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 945-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 13, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks Date: June 13, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 13, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Planting & Goose Fence Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation Date: June 13, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore salt marsh in Gerritsen Creek! Sections of the salt marsh were damaged by heavy ice sheets and burrowing geese over this past winter, leaving bare patches subject to erosion. Volunteers will plant smooth codgrass (Spartina alternaflora) in two sections of the marsh, and install goose fence to protect the new plantings. Volunteers should meet at Avenue U and E 33rd Street. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9303 Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 13, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 13, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball Clinic at Coney Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/beach-volleyball-clinic-at-coney-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/beach-volleyball-clinic-at-coney-island Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYC Parks on the beach at Coney Island for a Beach Volleyball Clinic! Fun in the sun will take place throughout the day, with an opportunity to learn how to play, free play and adaptive sit volleyball.

Clinics are presented in partnership with the Garden Empire Volleyball Association (GEVA). To register, please visit coneyclinic.eventbrite.com. For more information, please email Manny Accimeus at manny.accimeus@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 942-0570

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 13, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 13, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-cooper-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Open Space Alliance to help keep Cooper Park clean. Volunteers will clean and care for the park and horticulture beds. We look forward to caring for the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Cooper Park Dog Run (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7157, -73.9386 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Grace Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-grace-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-grace-playground Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Center for Community Alternatives' Justice Community Program and friends of Grace Playground to raise community awareness and support of Grace Playground.

Help clean up, paint, and beautify the park. There will be free refreshments for volunteers. We look forward to caring for Grace Playground with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Grace Playground

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B078 Grace Playground 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6714, -73.8944 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean and weed the garden beds at Hunters Point South Park.

Please register for this project by email at mchristie@hunterspointparks.org, or call (917) 208-4031.

We look forward to a great day of weeding at Hunters Point South Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 208-4031

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/help-the-garden-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join us and pitch in to help with seasonal maintenance projects in the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/garden-conservation-day Date: June 13, 2015

Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse and The Volunteer Referral Center's Young Professionals Group to help keep the grounds looking beautiful.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii Date: June 13, 2015

Meet at the last stop of the 1 train for our longest hike at three to four hours long to see all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the park.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8892, -73.8986 Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga2 Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga3 Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga4 Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 13, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f87f71a4e.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-exhibitions Date: June 13, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 13, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/training-mapping-613 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/training-mapping-613 Date: June 13, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Coral Reef Way is at traffic light across street from Stop & Shop entrance.

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58903001270000000, -73.79880309100000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-moves Date: June 13, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced Date: June 13, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/estuary-paddle Date: June 13, 2015

Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the Bronx River.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555645f731313.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: June 13, 2015

Cut nature shapes from bright, multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple, papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns to brighten and make magical your summer days and nights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fcda1c99d.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 13, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 13, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On Saturday, June 13th, Mary Ann Schmidt will tell the Italian story, "The Princess and the Golden Comb," and Jeannine Laverty will tell the Scottish story, "The Laugh at the Cry of Dawn".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 13, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 13, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments Date: June 13, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6467, -74.0024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia University and NYC Parks Water Safety Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/columbia-university-and-nyc-parks-water-safety-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/columbia-university-and-nyc-parks-water-safety-fair Date: June 13, 2015

Join Columbia University and NYC Parks for a fun-filled Saturday dedicated to water safety! Meet with the members of the Columbia University rowing team and learn proper rowing techniques from their coaches. Try out rowing machines and meet the US Coast Guard.

Parks Dept Chief Dockmaster will be on hand to answer any questions about boating opportunities in and around NYC Parks' waters, boating regulations, and requirements in New York waters, and provide Parks canoe and kayak launch permits applications.

Please note: Permits will also be available on site for $15. (check only)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Muscota Marsh Park (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8733, -73.9183 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5575c29b2f1ad.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Barbecue Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/big-apple-barbecue-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/big-apple-barbecue-block-party Date: June 13, 2015

Celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Event admission is free, with award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for purchase. Live performances from emerging and established rock, blues and soul artists take place onstage throughout the day.

View the menu for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 13, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 13, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 13, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate Date: June 13, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 13, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 13, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for a fun afternoon of free activities for the entire family. Including games, crafts, rides and giveaways.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7916, -73.776 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hare Krishna Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hare-krishna-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hare-krishna-festival Date: June 13, 2015

Come to the Annual Hare Krishna Festival at Washington Square Park.

Enjoy music, food, educational booths, and fun activities for the family. The parade will proceed down Fifth Avenue and finish at the park.

An amplified sound permit has been issued for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 13, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: June 13, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 13, 2015

Head to the Bryant Park open-air Reading Room to listen to songs and sounds from Big Jeff Music Live!

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/basic-canoeing Date: June 13, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074f378730e.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 13, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYC gardeners for a tour of Freshkills Park and see land transformation on an expansive scale. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is the world’s largest landfill to park conversion project. The tour will show how balance is being restored to this landscape of wetlands, creeks and green rolling hills with magnificent vistas.

You must RSVP ahead of time to this event as space is limited. A bus will be waiting at the Staten Island Ferry to shuttle registered participants to and from the park.

Please RSVP

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 227-1383

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting Date: June 13, 2015

Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.

Participants will take home a seasonal planting. Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Tropical Plants in a Strawberry Pot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-tropical-plants-in-a-strawberry-pot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-tropical-plants-in-a-strawberry-pot Date: June 13, 2015

Transform a terracotta strawberry pot into a sculptural tower of luxuriant tropical plants, perfect for a shady garden terrace or deck. Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer provides pots, plants and plenty of personal instruction as you design this verdant vertical garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566012e157a0.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City. This walk takes you through the cavernous Endicott Batteries and Main Magazine areas of Fort Totten. Come see an unfamiliar part of Fort Totten, forgotten and mysterious.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074db749171.JPG Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 13, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's playdate is Funkytown Playground: jump & jam with shakers, tambourines, bubbles, and more

Come on down to the Funky Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers & tambourines, get on board a magical safari or silly farm (props include animal masks) dance with bubbles, and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute.

Coming Up:

  • July 11 - Music With Patrick / rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute
  • August 8 - Sammie & Tudie / a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae823cda39.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/learn-to-ride-for-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/learn-to-ride-for-adults1 Date: June 13, 2015

Learn to Ride: Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Our Learn to Ride classes start you moving on a bike without pedals or training wheels so you can learn to balance the bike. Once you can get your bike to glide (continue to roll with your feet off the ground) and can control the bike with the handlebars and brakes, the pedals are added and you can use your feet to pedal the bike and keep it rolling.

Our instructors and volunteers will make sure you have a properly fitted helmet and bike before you get rolling. While you are on the bike you will be watched and coached until you are comfortable and competent enough to advance to the next stage. The goal is to have you able to pedal the bike and keep it going while avoiding any obstacles by stopping or steering around it. But even if you only get to scooter around on the bike without pedals, you are closer than ever to becoming a bike rider - just sign-up for another Learn to Ride class. Once you are able to start, pedal and stop the bike with confidence, sign up for Bicycle Basics to continue on your way to becoming a bike rider.

For more information and to register, please visit the the event's website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Scribble Art Workshop at Dyckman Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/scribble-art-workshop-x-dfm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/scribble-art-workshop-x-dfm Date: June 13, 2015

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum presents an outdoor art installation created by local middle school students. They participated in free Scribble Art Workshop classes in connection with Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and sponsored by our local businesses.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108c9acc3f3.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Homes Lost and Found]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/reading-homes-lost-and-found http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/reading-homes-lost-and-found Date: June 13, 2015

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a special event in honor of the Alice Austen House’s 30th Anniversary and its celebratory exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark.”

Hear readings of short fiction by American writers Sara Orne Jewett and Gwendolyn Brooks. The works read will reflect upon Alice’s relationship to her home of 77 years. We invite you to share your own thoughts on what it means to “come home.”

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 13, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gallery-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gallery-tour1 Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd832173c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience Date: June 13, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 Date: June 13, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie Date: June 13, 2015

A master illusionist, an amazing magician, and all-around great entertainer, Georgie Porgie is sure to amaze! Guests of all ages will leave in wonder, asking, “How’d he do that?”

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Knitting in Public Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/world-wide-knitting-in-public-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/world-wide-knitting-in-public-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join fellow knitters and crocheters in celebration of this special day. Socialize, exchange ideas, and get help on a current project. Beginner knitting instruction will be offered.

All ages and experience levels welcome.

Presented in association with Knitty City.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146a2590aa3.JPG Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Festival: Against Me!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/northside-festival-against-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/northside-festival-against-me Date: June 13, 2015

Enjoy a showcase of punk rock band Against Me!

Please note: This event is free. Please RSVP here for admission.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Powell Street Garden Workshop: Introduction to Beekeeping & Honey Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/powell-street-garden-workshop-introduction-to-beekeeping-honey-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/powell-street-garden-workshop-introduction-to-beekeeping-honey-tasting Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for a brief introduction to beekeeping and enjoy tasting local and international honey.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6634, -73.9018 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bombazo Dance Company Presents Folklorico]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-dance Date: June 13, 2015

Let’s make that drum talk! Join Bombazo Dance Company as they present folklorico with a flair of modern dance. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556efd5dbbd24.jpg Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[In The Park: Play Futures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/in-the-park-play-futures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/in-the-park-play-futures Date: June 13, 2015

As the culture of childhood and ideas about recreation continue to evolve, so do designs for our parks and playgrounds. Join the Van Alen Institute for a conversation about the future of urban play. We’ll discuss how everything from conceptions of childhood, trends in parenting, and evolving safety standards impact the design of our play spaces. Surveying the latest currents, from adventure and imagination playgrounds, to nature-based and intergenerational play, we’ll explore questions like: Is play just for children? Does it need a designated space? What should be the role of play spaces in exposing users to and protecting them from risk? What are our playgrounds getting right? What lessons can be learned from other places?

Participants: Amy Fusselman, writer and editor; Marta Gutman, architect and historian; Chris Nolan, vice president for planning, design and construction, Central Park Conservancy; Susan G. Solomon, architectural historian; Nancy Prince, deputy chief for design, NYC Parks

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Alen Institute

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.7414, -73.9919 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: High & Mighty Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/music-in-the-park-high-mighty-brass-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/music-in-the-park-high-mighty-brass-band Date: June 13, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and listen to the sounds of High & Mighty Brass Band.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Cinema: Birdman of Alcatraz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/conference-house-cinema-birdman-of-alcatraz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/conference-house-cinema-birdman-of-alcatraz Date: June 13, 2015

Conference House Park and the Conference House Association are pleased to announce the launch of the Conference House Cinema "Mid-Month Matinee Film Noir" series. The monthly screenings of Hollywood's classic film noir, award-winning movies will run through June.

The screenings will take place in the historic Conference House lower meeting room/kitchen. All films will start at 4 p.m.

June's installment is the 1962 classic "Birdman of Alcatraz", starring the legendary Burt Lancaster.

Suggested donation is $5.00, which includes popcorn, cookies, and refreshments.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556db680e20bd.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT