NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:41:47 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 23, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: August 23, 2014

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.

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves Date: August 23, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 23, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team Date: August 23, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier 6 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day Date: August 23, 2014

Come play games of all shapes and sizes from volleyball, basketball, and soccer clinics to potato sack and relay races with celebrations on each of the park's active piers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking Date: August 23, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 23, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1012c12d7.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 23, 2014

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.

Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d671ed3400d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 23, 2014

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga Date: August 23, 2014

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.502, -74.2514 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales Date: August 23, 2014

Sit back and listen to nature, and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest.

This program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle Date: August 23, 2014

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

Advance registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: August 23, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx.

The tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House. For early arrivals, the Valentine-Varian House will be open for tours at 10 a.m. On the tour, sites along the Grand Concourse, Bedford Park, Jerome Avenue, and Kingsbridge Road will be noted.

Please make reservations as these programs are quite popular and sell out quickly. Call at the phone number below to reserve a spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

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

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc9379c63b2.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Beach Olympics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/ocean-breeze-beach-olympics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/ocean-breeze-beach-olympics Date: August 23, 2014

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex is proud to announce it's hosting a "Beach Olympics" in conjunction with Staten Island Beach Fest at Midland Beach. Come test your athleticism in our beach events! Activities will include relays races, an obstacle course, long jump, throwing events and other beach games. Awards will be given to all those that participate. Join us for a day of fun and festivities as we look forward to the opening of Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: August 23, 2014

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.

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 23, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment Date: August 23, 2014

Join reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

Flareplay brings the videogaming fun outdoors. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay's outdoor gaming station.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/workshop-preserving-the-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/workshop-preserving-the-harvest Date: August 23, 2014

You worked hard all spring and summer, tilling, sowing, weeding and pruning. Now is the time to reap what you sow before it goes to seed. We will cover basic ways to preserve what you’ve grown in the garden for the long winter ahead: drying, canning, freezing, pickling. Additionally, we will extend the uses of your bounty by looking at alternative ways to use your herbs and spices in the kitchen and around the house.

(faux)H is a series of hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm based skills: natural dying, alternative home economics, and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist, Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth.

This workshop is intended for adult participants, and suitable for young adults ages 13 and up.

This workshop isfree but registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/afropunk-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/afropunk-fest Date: August 23, 2014

AFROPUNK is back in Brooklyn this August for another weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes. AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more.

See performances by D'Angelo, SZA, Valerie June, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell, and more.

This is a free event, but donations are encouraged. The festival is a rain or shine event. Please visit the related link below for the full line-up and more information about this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Back To School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school Date: August 23, 2014

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, fitness activities, and more! School supplies and health and safety information will be given out to all students on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 23, 2014

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: August 23, 2014

Come learn the basics of adaptive sports such as: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey(on ice), Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field Events.

Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program. The program welcomes Recreation Center members ages 5 and Up with a physical disability.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/house-tours Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining Date: August 23, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Be prepared to get wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 165th Street and 99th Avenue

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 40.6496, -73.8316 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 23, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Brother's Entertainment DJ Company will partner with Staten Island Beach Fest throughout the summer. Other appearance dates include Sunday, August 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 23, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america Date: August 23, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/gallery-tour Date: August 23, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of three current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies series is being shown for the first time in its entirety; Crewdson’s photographs capture the fleeting light of these nocturnal creatures. In the Sunroom Project Space, Lauren Carly Shaw transforms the space into the setting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1899), set in the late 19th century, when the original Glyndor House was constructed. Shaw chronicles the effect of confinement on a woman’s mental state. In the Sun Porch space, Reade Bryan’s sculptural installation investigates the way that iconic building materials, such as plywood and drywall supplies, are created and used. Here he evokes the effects of a flood or the mass of a cliff’s edge; the natural landscape appears to intrude on the interior, although the sculpture itself is made of domestic building material.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6763a1f25e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician Date: August 23, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 44th Street and 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.6473, -74.0046 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation Date: August 23, 2014

New York City’s top Latin DJ, Alex Sensation, began collecting music and at age 16 was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs. He enjoys mixing different genres, but his roots as a mixer are linked with Tropical music. Among his many accomplishments as a prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex has been the face of Dennon DJ Equipment. Alex DJ’s five nights a week throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, and has two #1 mix radio shows in the country: “La Original Mega Mezcla and “La Mega Mezcla Sábado en la Noche” both on La Mega 97.9 FM. He also has DJed to sold­out crowds at the Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, Nokia Theater, and the United Palace, among others. This year, Alex received an ACE Award (the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics). He has also taken his mixes and talent to countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Canada, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and Aruba.

Doors open at 2:00 pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535157463c7c8.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner Date: August 23, 2014

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis. Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991.

In what must be one of the grandest musical gestures imaginable, Wayne Shorter, one of the most important composers in the history of Jazz music and arguably the greatest living composer in Jazz today, bestowed on to Wallace Roney the scores to two large scale, large ensemble pieces that Wayne conceived and composed for Miles when he was still in the band but were never recorded (or even performed) and told Wallace he was now the person who could best fully realize these works. These two major works, Legend (composed in 1967) and Universe (composed in 1968 and 69) are amazing in their scope and breadth (they are written for as many as 18 pieces, including english horn, bassoon, french horn, flutes and clarinet along with more traditional instrumentation) and show Wayne to already be a fully formed masterful composer and orchestrator of large scale works at this early date in his career. Wayne also included a third unrecorded composition, Twin Dragon which was written for Miles in 1981 at his request as he was looking for material to perform for his comeback. Wallace Roney, who has performed and recorded with Wayne and was Miles Davis' only protégé, has become a pivotal artist on the scene in his own right. With his vast experience with these great artists, he is clearly the right choice to bring this important music to life.

Hailed as a "gentle virtuoso" by Jon Pareles of The New York Times, guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke follows up his acclaimed Blue Note releases Karibu and Mwaliko with the extraordinary Heritage. Co-produced by piano great and Blue Note label mate Robert Glasper, Heritage finds Loueke at the helm of a new lineup with a more electric sound. In addition, Loueke, long known for his nylon-string acoustic guitar, does not feature that instrument on Heritage. He transitions to steel-string acoustic and electric guitars A veteran of bands led by Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock, Loueke is bringing jazz into vibrant contact with the sounds of West Africa, in particular his native Benin. The title Heritage is a direct reference to his personal odyssey. "I have two heritages," Loueke says. "One is from my ancestors from Africa, and that goes through my music, my body, my soul, every aspect of what I do. But also I have the heritage from the Occident, from the West, from Europe and the U.S. I speak English, I speak French, and I have that heritage too. I called this album Heritage because I've been blessed by all different parts of the world, and most of the songs reflect that."

25 year old Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana had already caught the ears of the New York jazz scene before winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition last September - the first female instrumentalist and first South American to do so in the history of the competition. Now the entire world are discovering her. She picked up the saxophone by age 6, inspired by her father Marcos Aldana - himself a world class saxophonist - and he taught her how to transcribe the solos of great saxophonists - not least Charlie Parker. On stage she is joined by her “Crash Trio" featuring bassist Pablo Menares, also from Chile, & Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (dr) as she was on her forthcoming June 17 Concord Records album also entitled “Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio”.

Pianist Kris Bowers is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers’ sound – though rooted in traditional styles – is open to numerous external influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. This rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, an ambitious debut album that positions Bowers at the forefront of a talented sextet and showcases a musical and compositional style that – while clearly rooted in the jazz tradition – is also reflective of an eclectic musical age. Bowers musical sensibilities were taking shape before he even saw the light of day. The story has it that his parents positioned headphones on his mother’s belly and piped soft jazz directly into his evolving consciousness in the months before he was born. And it was just the beginning.

This classically trained crooner is a soul singer for the ages and a writer for our times. Starting at four years old, Chris Turner was a member of the Kairos Youth Choir, at nine with the San Francisco Opera Company, the Young Musicians Program at the University of California (YMP), the School of the Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco and was the featured vocalist for the SF Jazz High School All-Stars. In the GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensemble, he performed with many GRAMMY artists. Chris graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Chris has toured worldwide with Esperanza Spalding and Bilal and he recently opened for Gregory Porter at Town Hall in NYC. He performed on BET "106 & Park" as a MusicMatters “Artist To Watch” and premiered his first single, “Liquid Love”. Chris currently has a digital mix tape called “LOVElife Is A Challenge” and is featured on new recordings by Eric Harland, Kris Bowers, and Harvey Mason Sr.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ef34f93229.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 23, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents a workshop covering the elements of voice production, acting and stage combat.

Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Online registration necessary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 23, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america1 Date: August 23, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dance-at-socrates Date: August 23, 2014

Returning to the park for its second year, Norte Maar and Socrates will partner up again to present Dance at Socrates, a residency and performance program that invites NY-based choreographers and their dancers to develop a site-specific dancework in Socrates' unique waterfront environment. From August 4 through August 23, week-long choreographer residencies in the park will culminate in a free public dance performance every Saturday.

This Saturday will feature performances by Brooklyn Ballet, Dylan Crossman/Crossman Dans(c)e, Molissa Fenley, and Paz Tanjuaquio/Topaz Arts. More information about the performance here.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e293ab5f3cd.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician1 Date: August 23, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping Date: August 23, 2014

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. 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 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 23, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 23, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f682a67ff6.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/early-morning-bird-walk Date: August 24, 2014

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning bird walk. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of birds that are active on the grounds before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1f576916d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-24 2014-08-24 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-24 2014-08-24 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 24, 2014

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

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 18.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/hatha-yoga Date: August 24, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, and indoors during inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab2346c35d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 24, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1062616e0.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden Date: August 24, 2014

Please join the Friends of Soundview Park as they perform routine maintenance on the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden. Tasks include weeding, transplanting, putting down mulch and watering the garden.

Please come out for an hour or more, as the Friends continue to beautify Soundview Park! Link to register can be found below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8189, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e52832bda32.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-games Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/smorgasburg Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate Date: August 24, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Flea Market at Maggie's Magic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden Date: August 24, 2014

Please join Maggie's Magic Garden for a Flea Market-Fundraising event.

Raindate Sept.13, 2014

For those wishing to table at the event please call and reserve your space. The garden group will provide a space for your table for $20. You can bring your own regular size table and keep your sale. Great event to get to know your neighbors and at the same time help your community.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-421-5813

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/meditation Date: August 24, 2014

This spring, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation.

Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab62ce25fd.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 24, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie Date: August 24, 2014

Groove in the glade as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in your backyard to what life is like around the world!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/docent-tour Date: August 24, 2014

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

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Lovebomb Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band Date: August 24, 2014

Lovebomb Band will premiere on opening day for the Staten Island Beach Fest. Listen to their musical hits on the Concert Lawn as you eat free ice cream samples and watch Matt Long build his sandcastle masterpiece.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97e3853e13.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 24, 2014

Flareplay brings the videogaming fun outdoors. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay's outdoor gaming station.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/afropunk-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/afropunk-fest Date: August 24, 2014

AFROPUNK is back in Brooklyn this August for another weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes. AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more.

See performances by D'Angelo, SZA, Valerie June, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell, and more.

This is a free event, but donations are encouraged. The festival is a rain or shine event. Please visit the related link below for the full line-up and more information about this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for our last event this season: a 15-minute trial paddle off shoreline. Equipment and tips provided. Experienced volunteers will be on the water for assistance. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f1f8408fb02.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/house-tours Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 24, 2014

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

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 18.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:48 EDT