NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:51:11 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[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 17, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 17, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/farmers-market-friday Date: July 17, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: July 17, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 17, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: July 17, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-exhibitions Date: July 17, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-sports-experience Date: July 17, 2015

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

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/childrens-story-time-art Date: July 17, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 17, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: July 17, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/tai-chiadults Date: July 17, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: July 17, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 17, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/nature-exploration Date: July 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing Along with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/sing-along-with-patrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/sing-along-with-patrick Date: July 17, 2015

Performer Patrick Raftery visits for a fun-filled, family-friendly, forest-focused summer sing along. A post performance cool down with out lawn sprinklers is optional.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 17, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/seasonal-crafts Date: July 17, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 17, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: July 17, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/wheelchair-softball Date: July 17, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Harlem Swing Dance Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 17, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Welcoming swing dancers from near and far, and all forms of swing dancing to "swing back" to Harlem, where it all began, reacquainting the national and international swing diaspora with the dancers of color who continue to thrive here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 17, 2015

Megan Downes and the City Stompers, NYC's only school for Appalachian flatfoot clogging, will host an evening of Americana roots music and dance. Traditional fiddle playing, songs and Megan's square dance calls will get you stompin' and hollerin' too!

Cancelled in case of rain

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5589687fdc5b1.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 17, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in Bryant Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/shakespeare-in-bryant-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/shakespeare-in-bryant-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: July 17, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157a2bbde34.png Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 17, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Let's Get Physical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-lets-get-physical http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-lets-get-physical Date: July 17, 2015

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

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

Dress in your 80s workout gear and skate the night away! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 17, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/movies-in-the-parks-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/movies-in-the-parks-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1 Date: July 17, 2015

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

In Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, this sequel finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision after Quarter Quell. Katniss is now in District 13. Heeding the advice of her friend, she takes a journey to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Meanwhile, the relationship between Katniss and President Coin (Julianne Moore) could cause more destruction than she knows.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.843, -73.9342 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ada479409a.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Queen to Play by Caroline Bottaro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/films-on-the-green-queen-to-play-by-caroline-bottaro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/films-on-the-green-queen-to-play-by-caroline-bottaro Date: July 17, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Queen to Play by Caroline Bottaro in Riverside Park Pier I.

In this film, the lovely, repressed, and quietly intelligent chambermaid Hélène comes upon a couple engaging in an intense chess match, and discovers she has a knack for the game. This obsession–much to the chagrin of her family–leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor–a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives.

Presented in partnership with the Collectivité Territoriale de Corse, Institut français, and Corsica Pôle Tournages.

Preceded by Tutt'in casa cumuna ! by director Michè D'Onofrio (2012, 17min)
Both films are prensented with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d9ecd1a37.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Ghostbusters (1984)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-ghostbusters-1984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-ghostbusters-1984 Date: July 17, 2015

Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture and Fun series. All films are screened outside in NYC's great outdoors and they are free!

Unemployed parapsychologists set themselves up as "Ghostbusters" to rid New York of evil monstrous apparitions that are taking over the city. Sigourney Weaver costars as Dana Barrett, the cellist whose strange happenings in her apartment lead the ghostbusting team into the clutches of a punitory poltergeist. - paraphrase description from Swank website.

The movie is shown outside so bring a chair or blanket. Space is limited and admission is on a first come-first serve basis. Recreational activities begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be shown at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556730573fa0d.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 17, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-sports-experience Date: July 18, 2015

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

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 18, 2015

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/couch-to-5k Date: July 18, 2015

Use the gentle inclines and paths at Conference House Park to train and strengthen your body to run a 5k.

This program is led by a ShapeUp NYC certified instructor. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-class Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 18, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: July 18, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: July 18, 2015

Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce, stone fruits, vegetables, herbs, Hattie Carthan cage-free eggs, value-added products, and specialty farm products. Plus, enjoy youth cooking demos, communal dinners in the marketplace, fresh bread baking in a clay oven, free reading libraries, tiny tots gardening hours, improved lunch counter, portable apothecary, and ride your way to health on the Smoothie Bike Blender.

We accept: WIC/Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons, Food Stamp, EBT Cards, Health Bucks and cash for high quality food at affordable prices! Shop with your EBT card and get Health Bucks coupons for free, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables!

For general inquiries or information about our Weekly Mixed Basket program, please contact (212) 561-7327 or hattiecarthancommunitymarket@yahoo.com. Interested in scheduling a market/farm tour for your group? Call (718) 638-3566 to learn about events in the market.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 561-7327

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 18, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/zumba Date: July 18, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-family-day Date: July 18, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this summer for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918d7ce84c8.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga1 Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga3 Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga4 Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga5 Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Pest Management]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenthumb-workshop-pest-management http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenthumb-workshop-pest-management Date: July 18, 2015

Learn the differences between good and bad insects in your garden; how to attract the good ones and deter the bad. We will be discussing how to create a plan for pest management for your garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Warren-St. Marks Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6808, -73.9795 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bayswater Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-bayswater-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-bayswater-park Date: July 18, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Make My Mother Proud and CCNY for Parks! to clean up and repaint the mural wall. Group leaders will also facilitate parent vs. child kickball games, music, and barbequing. All are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 373-9683

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing The Peace and The Claremont Healthy Village to paint, pick up litter and help make Drew Playground beautiful. We look forward to seeing you at this great playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 901-6338

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park Date: July 18, 2015

It's My Park season continues at Rupper Park! Come paint with the Friends of Ruppert Park, members from Cross Church NYC, residents from Ruppert Towers, and the Muslim Volunteers of NYC. Volunteers will be painting the fence and railing in and around the park, as well as doing some raking. Additional volunteers are welcome, but please contact np@manhattancc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 473-7875

Location: Ruppert Park

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M294 Ruppert Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78099822998047000, -73.95010375976562000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-advanced Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Making Salad at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/making-salad-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/making-salad-at-battery-urban-farm Date: July 18, 2015

Tour the vegetable farm and the new Forest Farm and harvest all the ingredients we’ll need for a delicious salad. Learn how to make an easy salad dressing and then, of course, eat it!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/kayaking Date: July 18, 2015

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

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 3:00 am 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount!2015 Training 7/18]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-717 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-717 Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! Training in Ridgewood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-718 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-718 Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! Please have user name readily accessible for signing in.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue & 71st Avenue

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70055262070300000, -73.89927864074700000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-exhibitions Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-moves Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding Excursion by Canoe (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/white-island-birding-excursion-by-canoe-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/white-island-birding-excursion-by-canoe-advanced Date: July 18, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

A birding-by-canoe expedition! Explore the water of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children ages 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5582fc34be2b5.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/upper-river-paddle Date: July 18, 2015

Come canoe by Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo and experience the natural beauty that NYC has to offer. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Water proof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/artscraftsgame-day Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 18, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 18, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551995f19c7e1.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: July 18, 2015

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

On July 18th, Julia Morris will share the story "The Wild Swans," by H.C. Andersen, and Julie Pasqual will tell the Puerto Rican story, "Juan Bobo and the Pig".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: July 18, 2015

Join us at the Conference House Visitor Center to make nature-inspired arts and crafts to take home.

All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Pre-registration is required. Please call (718) 227-1463, or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad6cf94f91.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/learn-to-ride Date: July 18, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society - Talking the Talk: Writing Effective Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: July 18, 2015

Effective dialogue is a key element of most writing, and that’s certainly the case in crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to create strong dialogue that reveals character, propels your plot, breathes life into a scene and adds conflict and other necessary elements to your story. In addition to looking at examples of what works and doesn’t work in some noir classics and other novels, we’ll do exercises to hone your dialogue writing, paying particular attention to characterization, proper formatting and revision. Bring an excerpt of your story that contains or could use dialogue, along with a pen and paper.

John Roche spent more than two decades as an award-winning journalist, mostly covering the Bronx, where he was born and raised. He holds an M.F.A. degree from Western Connecticut State University, where he teaches in the graduate writing program, and a bachelor’s degree from Marist College, where he teaches journalism. His first book, Bronx Bound, a crime novel, was published by Black Opal Books this spring.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-intermediate Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stroud Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-stroud-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-stroud-playground Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association and the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force for Green Up Wash Ave. Volunteers will mulch and care for tree beds. We look forward to meeting you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Washington Avenue and Grand Avenue

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67528210000000000, -73.96328690000000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Halsey Ralph & Howard Garden BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/halsey-ralph-howard-garden-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/halsey-ralph-howard-garden-bbq Date: July 18, 2015

Have some fun at the Halsey Ralph & Howard Community Garden BBQ fundraiser and raffle.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Halsey Ralph & Howard Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6846, -73.9228 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: America the Beautiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/handson-history-america-the-beautiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/handson-history-america-the-beautiful Date: July 18, 2015

Continue your 4th of July celebration at King Manor! Create your own paper flag and a fireworks-inspired craft. Take a tour of the museum and learn about founding father Rufus King.

Free! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 18, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Prints: Toddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/tiny-prints-toddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/tiny-prints-toddler-day Date: July 18, 2015

Toddlers come try our toddler games, toddler sports, and toddler arts and craft activities! This day is focused on the youngest in the family. Of course, all are welcome! Children will get to interact with their peers while developing motor skills.

Activities include big block building, scooter racing, puzzles. and music!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558d9ab9674e9.png Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 18, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Spinning and Felting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting Date: July 18, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a spinning and felting workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics. We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth making. Be prepared to leave this class with something wonderful that you’ve made.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f435b8f6f.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River History and Folklore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-bronx-river-history-and-folklore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-bronx-river-history-and-folklore Date: July 18, 2015

Mr. Stephen DeVillo, longtime Bronx Co. Historical Society member, has been doing research on the Bronx River for many years. Join him as he shares that research from his new book titled Bronx River History and Folklore.

The author will have extra copies of his books for purchase and signing. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

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

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 18, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/rangers-choice-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/rangers-choice-flushing-freedom-mile Date: July 18, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Space is limited on all Ranger's Choice Programs and registration is required.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as the late 1600's. Flushing was home to a famous inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 8th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7634, -73.8299 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT