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 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:54:37 GMT <![CDATA[Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering Date: August 15, 2015

Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use cardboard tubes, fasteners, wooden clothes pins, and green tempera paint to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs. Learn how to make cicada castanets and other buggy sounds and click, chirp or sing in an insect parade.

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 House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc889b17a5.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[B'rook'lyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Learn to play chess, compete, sharpen your skills, meet and play a chess master, and have fun! No need to bring your board. All chess boards will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Scholastic tournaments for grades 1-8
  • USCF Action Tournament for grades 9-Adult
  • Learn to play clinics for all levels
  • Free play area
  • Simul - Play International Grandmaster Giorgi Kacheishvili
  • Play a Master - Play FM Andrey Krasnov and Azeez Alade
  • Blitz Tournament

This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-register at bkchessfestival.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Park Circle (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67081832885742000, -73.96199035644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c370e439698.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: August 15, 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. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbia Street and Luquer Street

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67910025380000000, -74.00549411770000000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Devanney Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-devanney-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-devanney-triangle Date: August 15, 2015

Join the Juvenile Justice League and local volunteers to help spruce up Devanney Triangle! We will be raking, sweeping, removing litter, and mulching.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 322-3533

Location: Devanney Triangle

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X129 Devanney Triangle 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85245870949500000, -73.90442029540000000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/green-team Date: August 15, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec1aae07fe.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: August 15, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, 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 lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park Date: August 15, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/kayaking Date: August 15, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e9a699c05.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-exhibitions Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga1 Date: August 15, 2015

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

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga3 Date: August 15, 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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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 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/2015/08/15/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga4 Date: August 15, 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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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 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/2015/08/15/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga5 Date: August 15, 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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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 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[Storytime on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy storytime under the trees, complete with fresh air and a gentle breeze. This event is suitable for ages 3 - 6, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: August 15, 2015

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd. Please note: There is no class on Saturday, August 1st.

Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-advanced Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/artscraftsgame-day Date: August 15, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-moves Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/diy-mini-hanging-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/diy-mini-hanging-planters Date: August 15, 2015

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and, once it dries, fill it with a custom blend of herbs. All materials will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

RSVPs appreciated at info@thebattery.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70365524291992000, -74.01675415039062000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 15, 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. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 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[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 15, 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 August 15, Megan Hicks will share "The Goblin and the Grocer" by H.C. Andersen and Regina Ress will share the Haitian story "Tippingee".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/basic-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with some prior experience. Intermediate programs may include canoeing in mild currents and require strong navigational skills. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Entomology Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/entomology-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/entomology-exploration Date: August 15, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and you explore the park high and low in search of creepy, crawly, insects. This program is great for all ages. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/wave-hill-history-walk Date: August 15, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 529-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc968637e2.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Grass Roots Organizing 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grass-roots-organizing-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grass-roots-organizing-101 Date: August 15, 2015

This workshop will focus on building community support and engagement to help participants do advocacy and grassroots campaigning on food justice issues that impact their community.

In partnership with Just Food.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: La Finca del Sur

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.81290054321289000, -73.93029785156250000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Container Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenthumb-workshop-container-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenthumb-workshop-container-gardening Date: August 15, 2015

Making the most out of every inch of available ground is essential for urban gardeners. Window boxes and containers are the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space. Learn the design elements for a good container or window box, soil mixtures that work well, and tips for planting and maintaining containers all year.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hornaday Community Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84379959106445000, -73.88500213623047000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: August 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children and live music groups will play all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550087dbdf9a6.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-intermediate Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 15, 2015

Bring the kids to Bryant Park for a free performance by the Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-crafts Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy fun read-alouds with Claudette Richards, followed by related crafts with Artist Corinne Innis.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/craftsmen-days Date: August 15, 2015

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts. Learn about broom-making, spinning, tinsmithing, woodturning, candle dipping, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like the hammered dulcimer and fiddle.

Schedule of Craft Demonstrations
Friday, August 14: Spinning, Broom Making, and Candle Dipping
Saturday, August 15: Tinsmithing, Woodturning, and Basket Weaving

While here, tour King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection (discounted museum admission: $2 adults, $1 students/seniors, children 16 & under are always free).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ad17031c8ff.JPG Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: August 15, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields. Orientation starts at noon at Hunts Point Recreation Center to meet the staff, gather tools, and walk to the playground. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Please email cathy.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Splash from the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/a-splash-from-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/a-splash-from-the-beach Date: August 15, 2015

We are bringing the beach to the park. The entire family will enjoy the day playing beach games like volleyball and spikeball. The kids can 'go fishing' for prizes.

There will be boardwalk carnival games, a photo booth, and sand table.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4b5c074761.png Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Camping Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/camping-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/camping-basics Date: August 15, 2015

Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. This program is great for those with or without camping experience. Let the Urban Park Rangers teach you the basics for a successful campout. Learn about setting up a tent and proper campfire safety in this hands-on workshop style program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: West 174th Street Entrance (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84609985351562500, -73.94039916992188000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey Date: August 15, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Cricket, Katydids and Cicadas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/nature-walk-cricket-katydids-and-cicadas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/nature-walk-cricket-katydids-and-cicadas Date: August 15, 2015

Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon.

During the dog days of summer, crickets, katydids and cicadas fill the air with their multitude of unusual songs. Watch naturalist Paul Keim use a sweep net to collect these creatures, and learn to distinguish their many different songs from one another. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Wings over Wave Hill event.

This event is free with admission to the grounds, but since space is limited, registration is recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc9fcd8b54.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer Date: August 15, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of soccer, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football Date: August 15, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-2-callahan-kelly-playground-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-2-callahan-kelly-playground-pm Date: August 15, 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. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton St and Callahan Kelly Playground

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67821337480000000, -73.90751838680000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-1-gunther-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-1-gunther-pm Date: August 15, 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. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gunther Place and Herkimer Street

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67751362710000000, -73.91174554820000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-3-williams-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-3-williams-pm Date: August 15, 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. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Liberty and Williams Avenues

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67378693990000000, -73.90022277830000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytelling Workshop: Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-telling-workshopwomen-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-telling-workshopwomen-in-comics Date: August 15, 2015

Telling stories through comics is harder than it looks!

Join artists and writers from the Women in Comics NYC Collective International as they discuss and teach how to tell stories through the comic book medium.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: 'The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-bronx-the-ultimate-guide-to-new-york-citys-beautiful-borough http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-bronx-the-ultimate-guide-to-new-york-citys-beautiful-borough Date: August 15, 2015

Join the official Bronx borough historian Lloyd Ultan and Ms. Shelly Olson on a fact-filled discussion about their latest publication The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s City’s Beautiful Borough.

This free lecture will be held at the Museum of Bronx History, located at 3266 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. Authors will
have extra copies of their books for purchase and signing. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/guerilla-storytime Date: August 15, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: August 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 15, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 15, 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazzfest Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/jazzfest-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/jazzfest-weekend Date: August 15, 2015

Morris-Jumel will celebrate its Sugar Hill heritage with two days of classic jazz—all of it played outdoors in beautiful Roger Morris Park. The concerts are free, and no registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-entertainment-cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-entertainment-cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 15, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m.

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7e98fcc3e9.png Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbert Hepworth The Aristocrat Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 15, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m. This week's feature is Herbert Hepworth – The Aristocrat Clown: Herbert Hepworth is a New York City Aristocrat Clown who enjoys nothing more than dancing and magic! Herbert leads the audience in dance games while also performing magic tricks from yesteryear. Guests of all ages are sure to have a good time with Herbert, but, whatever you do, don’t call him Herbie!

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c0c1d2081.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/gallery-tour Date: August 15, 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: Holly Veselka transforms the Sunroom into interplanetary space, printing antiquated images onto fabrics to create sculptural objects. For the Sun Porch, aricoco makes outfits representing an insect’s life cycle in an environment resembling a carnivorous garden.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbca8bf0a24.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: August 15, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson and GRO Girls Skate Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-and-gro-girls-skate-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-and-gro-girls-skate-days Date: August 15, 2015

Summer on the Hudson partners with GRO (Girls Riders Organization) for a monthly informal jam session in Riverside Skate Park at 108th Street. We invite all girl riders to come hold space in the park on these days and enjoy a quiet and senic outdoor venue to practice.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/dance-at-socrates Date: August 15, 2015

Now in its third season, Socrates and Norte Maar present a residency and performance program, bringing New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free public dance performance on an outdoor stage in the park. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public so that visitors will witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, and experience fully-produced performances every Saturday.

As part of the Young Choreographers program, Dance at Socrates will also be pairing aspiring teen choreographers (ages 13-18) with experienced Norte Maar choreographers in residence. These week-long residencies will culminate in the presentation of a new short dance, to be featured in the Dance at Socrates Saturday performances.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 15, 2015

This performance begins promptly at 4 p.m.

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m.

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7e98fcc3e9.png Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbert Hepworth The Aristocrat Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-entertainment-herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-entertainment-herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 15, 2015

This performance begins promptly at 4 p.m.

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m. This week's feature is Herbert Hepworth – The Aristocrat Clown: Herbert Hepworth is a New York City Aristocrat Clown who enjoys nothing more than dancing and magic! Herbert leads the audience in dance games while also performing magic tricks from yesteryear. Guests of all ages are sure to have a good time with Herbert, but, whatever you do, don’t call him Herbie!

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c0c1d2081.png Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Sessions: Loni Landon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/beach-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/beach-sessions Date: August 15, 2015

Loni Landon was born and raised in New York City, received her training from the NYC High School of Performing Arts, Dance Theater of Harlem, The School at Jacob's Pillow and The Scholarship Program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Her work has been shown at the Joyce Theater as part of Working Women, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out series, APAP at City Center, The Ailey Theater, Dance Now at Joe's Pub, HT CHEN'S NewSteps Choreography Series, The Dumbo Dance Festival, and The State Theater of Munich.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 81st Street Entrance (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.58539112512700000, -73.80622837198900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a7e2138556f.JPG Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 15, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: British Dependency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/music-in-the-park-british-dependency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/music-in-the-park-british-dependency Date: August 15, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the reggae sounds of British Dependency!

Sponsored by Borough President Melina Katz.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.59281158447265600, -73.75308990478516000 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-camping-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-camping-at-prospect-park Date: August 15, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 5th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus Date: August 15, 2015

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later seventeenth century it had fallen out of favour. In the Victorian era, it was disapproved of primarily because of what was considered to be a distasteful use of graphic violence, but from around the middle of the twentieth century its reputation began to improve.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare At Sunset: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shakespeare-at-sunset http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shakespeare-at-sunset Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy a free performance of Measure For Measure by New York Classical Theatre.

Once a free and open society, Brooklyn Bridge Park is transformed into Vienna, a city bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of his subjects.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70258683453300000, -73.99624776840200000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Celebrates Film: BIG (1988)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/movies-in-the-parks-big http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/movies-in-the-parks-big Date: August 15, 2015

NYC Parks is featuring a free screening of BIG, in partnership with the State of New York!

In BIG, Tom Hanks plays Josh Baskin, who as a 12 year old boy, wished for nothing more than "to be big." Fortunately for him, a fortune telling machine grants him that wish. But he doesn't anticipate how tough it'll be to be an adult! Directed by Penny Marshall. 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) 234-9607

Location: St. Nicholas Park

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81689834594726600, -73.94899749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c10ac1738c6.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 15, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/movie-nights-et-the-extraterrestrial http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/movie-nights-et-the-extraterrestrial Date: August 15, 2015

Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie E.T. While visiting the Earth at Night, a group of alien botanists is discovered and disturbed by an approaching human task force. Because of the more than hasty take-off, one of the visitors is left behind. The little alien finds himself all alone on a very strange planet. Fortunately, the extra-terrestrial soon finds a friend and emotional companion in 10-year-old Elliot, a lonely boy whose parents have separated.

Start time: 8:20 pm

End time: 10:20 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:20 pm 10:20 pm 40.81212116493200000, -73.91367053985600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b2896cf1b08.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Remember The Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/movies-in-the-parks-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/movies-in-the-parks-remember-the-titans Date: August 15, 2015

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

Remember the Titans follows high school football coach Herman Boone and the difficult road of the T.C. Williams High School Titans to the state championships. 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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Park

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.68019866943359400, -73.92769622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d7448ead0c.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/the-night-sky Date: August 15, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 16, 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 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 16, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689453000, -73.97899627685547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 16, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-16 2015-08-16 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 16, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 16, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/summer-exhibitions Date: August 16, 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 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: August 16, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was host to two twentieth-century World's Fairs. Rangers will be hosting a historic walk through the1939-1940 and 1964-1965 site of the World's Fair, now known as Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Landmarks inside of the park will be highlighted along with their role during these historic events.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering Date: August 16, 2015

Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use cardboard tubes, fasteners, wooden clothes pins and green tempera paint to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs. Learn how to make cicada castanets and other buggy sounds and click, chirp or sing in an insect parade.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcb286136a.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/hatha-yoga Date: August 16, 2015

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

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 459-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559eccb302368.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: August 16, 2015

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (on a first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/waterfront-walks Date: August 16, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/basic-canoeing Date: August 16, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/freshwater-fishing Date: August 16, 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. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: August 16, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/smorgasburg Date: August 16, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/food-truck-rally Date: August 16, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

The following food trucks will be serving:

  • Brooklyn Organic Coffee & Tea Truck: Serving organic smoothies, coffees, teas, lemonade, freshly squeezed juice, salads, soup, and oatmeal.
  • Carpe Donut NYC: Serving hot, fresh, handmade, organic donuts.
  • Coolhaus: Serving architecturally-inspired, gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
  • DUB Pies: Serving New Zealand-style pies and flat-white coffee.
  • Gorilla Cheese NYC: Taking comfort food and home cooking to a new level by serving awesome grilled creations.
  • KELVIN NATURAL SLUSH CO.: Serving premium, all natural slush.
  • Neapolitan Express: Serving eco-friendly and quality pizza and salads.
  • Taim Mobile: Serving falafel and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • Toum Food Truck: Serving delicious Lebanese eats.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550068a03d87c.jpg Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 16, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/meditation Date: August 16, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT