NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:58:06 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[New York Cosmos 2014 Back to School Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-new-york-cosmos-presents-back-to-school-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-new-york-cosmos-presents-back-to-school-clinics Date: September 16, 2014

New York Cosmos coaches and players will hold free clinics for boys and girls, ages 6 through 14, in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan parks.

Professional coaches from the NY Cosmos Training and Development Program, along with several players from the New York Cosmos, will attend the clinics and work directly with the kids. Afterwards, the players will also be available to meet with the kids and sign autographs.

Every child attending the clinic will each receive a free Cosmos T-shirt and a free redeemable voucher for themselves and a chaperone for one of the Cosmos’ final four home matches of the NASL Fall Season.

Those interested in the clinics are encouraged to go here to sign up for advance registration. Space is limited and is filling up fast. A child can be registered online, while spots remain available, by contacting fcselect@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 369-7000

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 40.7228, -73.962 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Explore NYC's Natural Side: Conference House Park, NYC's Furthest Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/explore-nycs-natural-side-conference-house-park-nycs-furthest-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/explore-nycs-natural-side-conference-house-park-nycs-furthest-forest Date: September 16, 2014

If you are interested in learning about the ecology and the rich diversity of NYC parks, please join the Natural Areas Conservancy for this walk in the series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be held on September 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Staten Island’s Conference House Park. The Natural Areas Conservancy will take you through both the ecological necessity and social meanings of NYC’s natural areas, all while exploring one of Staten Island’s many forested trails. Conference House Park brings you to the southernmost tip of the borough, surrounded by beautiful and intact forested areas. Please be prepared with walking shoes and water if needed.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 298 Saterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe0772d1bd0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape Illustrated Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/before-central-park-uncovering-the-fort-landscape-illustrated-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/before-central-park-uncovering-the-fort-landscape-illustrated-lecture Date: September 16, 2014

Central Park's northern landscapes, less altered by the design and construction of the park, offer one of the few remaining windows into the pre-urban landscape of New York City. The area known as the Fort Landscape includes rocky overlooks that were the sites of fortifications built during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Join us in marking the 200th anniversary of the construction of the War of 1812 fortifications (built in August 1814) with a presentation on the Fort Landscape that integrates recent archaeological discoveries and new findings about its history.

Presenters include: Richard W. Hunter, Ph.D., President and Principal Archaeologist at Hunter Associates; Steven H. Jaffe, Curator and War of 1812 expert at the Museum of the City of New York; and Sara Cedar Miller, Official Historian and Photographer for Central Park Conservancy.

Reception on the Museum Terrace to follow. This program is a partnership between Central Park Conservancy and the Museum of the City of New York. Tickets $25 (MCNY and CPC Members $15). Tickets

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the War of 1812 fortifications, Central Park Conservancy is focusing attention on a critical but largely unknown part of Central Park: The Fort Landscape. For more programs on the pre-Park history of this area, click here.

Image courtesy of the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 492-3395

Location: Museum of the City of New York

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7923, -73.9524 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540a22e5cc073.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 17, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 17, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Marine Park Wetland Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/marine-park-wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/marine-park-wetland-cleanup Date: September 17, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Marine Park to removal debris from the wetlands. This work will help to restore the shorelines of Jamaica Bay. Volunteers will be trained in removal and cleanup techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get wet. Please meet your Natural Areas Volunteers Technical Leader at Avenue U and East 33rd. This project is appropriate for high school age and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

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

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9303 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/sit-aerobics Date: September 17, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 17, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/body-sculpting Date: September 17, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 17, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-games Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 17, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-17 2014-09-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Alice Austen House and Museum Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/alice-austen-house-and-museum-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/alice-austen-house-and-museum-tour Date: September 17, 2014

Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and the current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at the monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested donation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/recycletoart Date: September 17, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Little Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/zumba-at-little-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/zumba-at-little-bay-park Date: September 17, 2014

Please join us for free instruction in an aerobic exercise that blends Latin and African dance movement.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7898, -73.7848 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:36:00 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: September 17, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/17/sunset-pilates Date: September 17, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-17 2014-09-17 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 18, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: September 18, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 18, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 18, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/14th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/14th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament Date: September 18, 2014

The 14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament sponsored by the New York Mets, Major League Baseball & the Wheelchair Sports Federation is a wheelchair softball tournament featuring teams that are sponsored by a Major League Franchise. Each team will compete to see who the best in the country is!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 519-2622

Location: Citi Field Parking Lot

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7559, -73.8491 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 18, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 18, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-games Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/adaptive-track-and-field Date: September 18, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 18, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 18, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/rock-your-seat Date: September 18, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/photoville Date: September 18, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/garden-crew1 Date: September 18, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Jams on the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river Date: September 18, 2014

All About the DJ's: Come enjoy Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa, and more hosted by Grand Master Caz and the Invincible Sound by Superman.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 18, 2014

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f2d1f749b1.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/greenthumb-workshop-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/greenthumb-workshop-cover-crops Date: September 18, 2014

Cover crops are grown to replenish the soil and prevent erosion. Plant a fall cover crop to put your garden to bed for the season. In the spring, till under the plants to rejuvenate the soil. We will discuss the role of cover crops in enhancing soil health, talk about recommended crop choices and practice sowing seed.

RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Bed Stuy Farm

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6822, -73.9269 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Saint John Cantius Garden Workshop: Winterizing your Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/saint-john-cantius-garden-workshop-winterizing-your-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/saint-john-cantius-garden-workshop-winterizing-your-bees Date: September 18, 2014

Learn how to winterize your beehive.

RSVP at deborah@eastnewyorkfarms.org for mite treatment.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2014-09-18 2014-09-18 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6675, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 18, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/18/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 18, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-18 2014-09-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: September 19, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/farmers-market-fridays Date: September 19, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 19, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 19, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/14th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/14th-annual-major-league-wheelchair-softball-tournament Date: September 19, 2014

The 14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament is a wheelchair softball tournament featuring teams that are sponsored by a Major League Franchise. Each team will compete to see who the best in the country is!

Sponsored by the New York Mets, Major League Baseball, and the Wheelchair Sports Federation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 519-2622

Location: Citi Field Parking Lot

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7559, -73.8491 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/sit-aerobics Date: September 19, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/plant-sale Date: September 19, 2014

Visit the Wave Hill Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 18, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb636cede1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 19, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-games Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/tai-chi1 Date: September 19, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/before-central-park-uncovering-the-fort-landscape-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/before-central-park-uncovering-the-fort-landscape-tour Date: September 19, 2014

Join Central Park Conservancy Director of Preservation Planning, Marie Warsh, for this tour of the Fort Landscape that focuses on the rich pre-Park history of this area, evidence of which is still visible in the landscape. Learn about recent archaeological discoveries that have shed new light on this history as well as recent Central Park Conservancy restoration work in the area. Route involves a few stairs and steep inclines. 90 minutes. Tickets $35 (Members $20).

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the War of 1812 fortifications, Central Park Conservancy is focusing attention on a critical but largely unknown part of Central Park: The Fort Landscape. For more programs on the pre-Park history of this area, click here.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2726

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540a28fc2bd0d.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/house-tours Date: September 19, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 19, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: September 19, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[The Bardekova Ensemble Concert: Music of 300 Years]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/the-bardekova-ensemble-music-of-300-years http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/the-bardekova-ensemble-music-of-300-years Date: September 19, 2014

The Bardekova Ensemble will perform music by Mozart, Vivaldi, and other classical composers.

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 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/seasonal-crafts Date: September 19, 2014

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 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Days with LES Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center Date: September 19, 2014

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees between 10th St. and 6th St. from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil.

Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided. Registration is encouraged by emailing info@lesecologycenter.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park at 9th St. and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7263, -73.9804 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/photoville Date: September 19, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: BINGO]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 19, 2014

BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize from sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-09-19 2014-09-19 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg at SummerStage in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/smorgasburg-at-summerstage-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/smorgasburg-at-summerstage-in-central-park Date: September 19, 2014

In what will hopefully be a preview of 2015, we've specially selected our 30 favorite food vendors to put on their best show at a Smorgasburg at SummerStage Central Park for one night only:Friday, September 19, from 5 to 9pm. Stroll into the world's loveliest city park before twilight on a late summer's eve, watch the sunset amongst the tall trees, sip a lovely beer or fine wine, sway to a classy DJ, and munch on the finest munchies in town. It's all so civilized in Central Park, right? Yes, and it's also free.

Some folks aren't aware that the Flea and Smorg have operated the food-and-beverage concession at SummerStage since 2010, where four food vendors set up for all 50+ shows every summer, and we run the bar. Asia Dog, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Lonestar Empire/Best Summer, and Pizza Moto have been holding it down uptown for a few years now, but we figured why not take a stab at throwing a proper Smorg party in such a stellar setting. If tons of you show up and it goes great, maybe we'll do it on the regular next year. Lots of ye olde stalwarts will be there—Mighty Quinn's, Ramen Burger, Cemitas, Lumpia Shack, Milk Truck—plus some new faves: Dan & John's Wings, Carnal (of the giant beef rib), East Coast Poké (Hawaiian ceviche!), El Super (seafood tostadas), and Fleisher's (the grass-fed upstate/Park Slope butcher shop with the mean burgers). Plus Butter & Scotch sweet treats, Brooklyn Soda Works' dee-lish drinks, and of course our trusty beer and wine bar.

Oh, we'll tell you who the DJ is when we know. :) Can you think of a reason not to come with all your pals? Us either.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ecf1f03793b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: September 19, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/fitness-bootcamp Date: September 19, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/family-camping Date: September 19, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with nature, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplog from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in he lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 9th. One entry per family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/teen-rock-your-seat Date: September 19, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[SI Outdoor Films: Back to the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/si-outdoor-films-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/si-outdoor-films-back-to-the-future Date: September 19, 2014

In Staten Island, the summer isn't quite over yet! Take in outdoor films all September-long. They're family friendly, and you're welcome to bring chairs, blankets, friends or food. Show up at 6 p.m. for kids' inflatable rides; dusk for the start of the movie. No reservations required.

If you can, please bring canned or non-perishable food to donate to the Mount Loretto food pantry.

In Back to the Future, a young man accidentally travels back in time to his parents' high school days. Now, he must make sure history is undisturbed, his parents fall in love, and he is born! Rated PG.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:00 pm 40.5221, -74.1901 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Square Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-square-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/bryant-park-square-dance Date: September 19, 2014

Back by popular demand, square dancing returns to Bryant Park.

Don your festive country best and do-si-do to live Appalachian music. On dance breaks enjoy themed food, drink beer and wine, learn to trick rope, and saddle up a mechanical bull.

There will be a raffle Raffle to win Southwest Airlines tickets, free cowboy hats (while supplies last), a themed photobooth, Cornhole, trick roping, and other games

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540e0a2f3f0ad.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Washington Square Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/washington-square-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/washington-square-dances Date: September 19, 2014

Using the power of dance to create community, Dances For a Variable Population, will present its annual performance of Washington Square Dances. Performed by a multi-generational cast of dancers, spanning ages 25-85, the performance highlights the company’s mission to promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. This performance features choreography by Dances For a Variable Population’s Founder and Artistic Director Naomi Goldberg Haas, guest artists Sandra Genter, Dyane Harvey, Margaret Yuen and The Red Silk Dancers and performances by Walter Rutledge, Gus Solomons jr. and members of DVP’s multi-generational company.

1.5 hours of amplified sound have been approved for this event.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 683-2691

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[MOCA Cinema at Columbus Park: In the Mood for Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/moca-cinema-at-columbus-park-in-the-mood-for-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/moca-cinema-at-columbus-park-in-the-mood-for-love Date: September 19, 2014

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) or film screenings at the Columbus Park Pavilion. Enjoy the open air of the Pavilion in the company of your friends and family while watching great films!

In In the Mood for Love, directed by Wong Kar-Wai,two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs..

To reserve a seat, RSVP: artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or https//mocanyc.obsres.com/info.aspx?EventID+7

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 6:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ff672ae9e14.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA['September Shorts' Film Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/september-shorts-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/september-shorts-film-festival Date: September 19, 2014

Staten Island Arts and the Conference House Association in conjunction with NYC/Staten Island Parks are pleased to announce the launch of 'September Shorts,' an inaugural film series featuring the work of local up and coming filmmakers. The new film series will run three Friday evenings (9/5, 9/19 and 9/26) during the month of September. The screenings will begin at 7 p.m. and take place in the lower kitchen gathering room of the historic Conference House located within Conference House Park on Staten Island's south shore.

On Friday September 19th with Richmond City Media (vimeo.com/richmondcitymedia) will be curating short films from various filmmakers (individual titles to follow). Richmond City Media is a Staten Island based production company for the betterment of Staten Island by producing and filming shorts along with creating other media.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5407164b691f2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Pretty in Pink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink Date: September 19, 2014

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Lola Star is asking you to prom! What will you wear? What will the kids at school think? Who cares? It’s time to party in celebration of John Hughes’ classic Pretty in Pink at Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside in Prospect Park.

Get your old prom gown ready or make one from scratch. Molly Ringwald would have! Grab the best members from your own Brat Pack and come skate the night away. We want to see all the best pink looks you can muster up for this cinematic event. Get your sweetie to pin a corsage or boutonniere on so everyone will know exactly who will be your prom kiss.

The DJ will spin 80s tunes from John Hughes film soundtracks, roller disco grooves, and Disco classics. Come enjoy dazzling performances, a costume contest with a fabulous prize from Lola Star Souvenir Boutique on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and a dance skate competition with moves that will blow your mind! Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside!

Please note: Guests must be 21+ (Valid Photo ID required for entry). Advanced ticket purchasing is highly recommended. Tickets are available for purchase here. The last few skate parties have sold out! Please purchase your tickets in advance to ensure you’ll be able to party with us and you won’t have to spend your night waiting in a long line.

Dreamland is much more than a traditional roller skating experience – it’s a mind blowing extravaganza. Skaters flock to Dreamland’s themed skate parties dressed in glittering 80s roller disco attire to be dazzled by the best roller disco DJs in the country, fabulous skate dance contests, roller dance lessons, and a dazzling array of fabulous burlesque and carnival arts performers.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Indoor wheels are recommended.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-09-19 2014-09-19 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5419fd511c46b.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 20, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST