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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:11:34 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[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-activities Date: August 8, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/seasonal-crafts Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladybugs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/ladybugs Date: August 8, 2014

Learn how to identify ladybugs and become part of a citizen science program, the Lost Ladybug project, to help Cornell University scientists track ladybugs. Bring your digital camera. After a short walk around the nature center in search of ladybugs, we will make a ladybug note holder to remind us of the beauty and significance of ladybugs. Suitable for children age 8 and up.

This free program is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoons series. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 8, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 8, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/family-camping Date: August 8, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 29th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 40.7281, -73.7727 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater / Master Class: Germaul Barnes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes Date: August 8, 2014

Spectrum Dance Theater was founded by Seattle dancers in 1982 to make dance more accessible to diverse communities. Under Donald Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, Spectrum has transformed into a company of regional and national significance, igniting audiences through Byrd’s ambitious artistic agenda, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. The dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater are a small, select group of unique dance artists from around the globe, individually chosen and trained in Mr. Byrd’s singular approach to dance/theater - physically demanding and emotionally charged. The company has produced thrilling and challenging works in contemporary dance to critical acclaim. Donald Byrd achieved international visibility for the creation of his Harlem Nutcracker and for his Tony-nominated choreography for the Broadway smash, The Color Purple. No less ambitious in the 21st century, Byrd leads the company through programming themes that give audiences insight into his far-ranging artistic ambition.

For nine years Germaul Barnes was principle dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where he received the 2003 New York Dance and Performance Award-The Bessie. Germaul Barnes is artistic director and founder of Viewsic Expressions Dance, a New York based dance organization that presents multi-media dance performances and educational residencies around the world. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Barnes was educated at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The recipient of many grants and awards, Mr. Barnes has extensive foreign experience as dancer, teacher, choreographer and anthropologist. Join Germaul Barnes in discovering the richness of CONTEMPORARY GROOVE and embody it's instinctual rhythms and organic flow.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Germaul Barnes
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8f4598eab.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Army National Guard Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band Date: August 8, 2014

The 42nd Infantry Division Band is comprised of soldiers from all over NY State (several are from Staten Island) that are committed to serving our country and local communities. As members of the New York Army National Guard, the unit was most recently activated to support Hurricane Sandy Recovery Operations on Staten Island, in Rockland County, and at Floyd Bennett field. Come out and enjoy our Army National Guard Band. We want to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

Bring a blanket or chair, sit on the grass and enjoy the great music being played.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 8, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 8, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 8, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-film-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-film-series-despicable-me-2 Date: August 8, 2014

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

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f628802870.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu Date: August 8, 2014

The Washington Square Music Festival partners with the International Double Reed Society and New York University to present Sunset in the Park, a free concert in Washington Square. A highlight of IDRS’s annual conference attracting professional players from all over the world, the concert will showcase conference soloists performing music ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct The Village Orchestra. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

Rainspace: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Sixth Avenue

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Ziggy Stardust Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party Date: August 8, 2014

It came from outer space! The idea for this party that is.

Lola Star is nabbing from the stars for the inspiration of her next roller disco! David Bowie might've given us the iconic character of Ziggy Stardust, but Lola is cracking that martian space-pod up a little bit more and releasing visions of an intergalactic dream-scape.

Get yourself the best Barbarella look possible, or borrow your friend's Storm Trooper costume. It's time to invoke your inner alien and put them on skates! Lola Star's Roller Disco will transport you to a party in the stars where you can be the intergalactic star creature you were born to be. Let's blast off!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 8, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-streets Date: August 9, 2014

On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. The route runs from Brooklyn Bridge, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, to Central Park at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. View the Summer Streets map route

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Passersby are weclome to participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25' climbing wall, soar through the sky on a 160' zipline and explore a 179 years voice tunnel. View Summer Streets' schedule of activities

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbe1f13e728.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 9, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bird-walk Date: August 9, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 9, 2014

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

Bring 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rockaway-walks Date: August 9, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/esl-class Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/parent-me-yoga Date: August 9, 2014

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Robin Rosiello, 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.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 9, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-exploration-with-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-exploration-with-mike-feller Date: August 9, 2014

Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds. Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for an exploration of the flora and fauna along the Highbridge Park sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 40.8612, -73.9247 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 9, 2014

Please join us at the largest multi-cultural festival in New York on August 9 and August 10!

This much anticipated world-class, multi-cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court. Please visit the related link below for they day's schedule.

Rain or shine.

Please note: Parking is limited. Special buses will operate between the Shea Stadium subway station and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park festival site from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A MetroCard is required to transfer between the park and the subway station.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0f70b0a730.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-moves Date: August 9, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 9, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/kayaking Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/green-team Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/upper-river-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/upper-river-run Date: August 9, 2014

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Please note, advanced registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: August 9, 2014

Paint the colors of summer into a garden, without brushes.

Combine mists of watercolor with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to make a blooming vision.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc01603bcfe.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Botanical Illustration and Observation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-workshop-botanical-illustration-and-observation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-workshop-botanical-illustration-and-observation Date: August 9, 2014

Observe and document the intricate details and forms of plants and flowers found in the gardens, with artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Practice techniques of botanical illustration using pen and pencil. Bring your journal from the Create Your Own Book Journal workshop on July 26 or use paper provided by the instructor.

Registration required. Space is limited. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc12ac27c6f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: August 9, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[B'rook'lyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 9, 2014

Learn to play, hone your skills, or challenge the Master at this exciting chess event!

Activities for all skill levels will be offered. Attend beginner or intermediate clinics to learn the game and sharpen your skills. Participate in checkmate lessons, test your skills with pickup games, and more! Participants can also sign up to challenge Chess Master Giorgi Kacheishvili.

Please RSVP for one or more activities, whatever you're interested in! Online registration is available at: bkchessfestival.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6705, -73.962 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 9, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d67169e57c9.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft & Gift Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/craft-gift-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/craft-gift-fair Date: August 9, 2014

A variety of vendors will be lined up along the boardwalk selling arts, crafts and gifts in this first annual Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Super Craft and Gift Fair.

For more information go to www.LongIslandStreetFairs.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 442-6000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Outdoor Fitness Tips and Routines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-tips-and-routines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-tips-and-routines Date: August 9, 2014

Come out and get fit! Join Logan Shaw of L-Shaw Fitness as he provides free tips and workout routines on the Midland Beach Promenade Lawn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6fbc4bf47.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-games Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Symmetry in Motion (Watercolors)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors Date: August 9, 2014

From the graceful beauty of a butterfly’s wings to the aerodynamically designed bodies of a dragonfly, formal balance is found throughout the insect world. Discover the wonder of some of the Greenbelt’s smallest but most colorful seasonal inhabitants and their surroundings as we capture their likeness in watercolors. Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed! Class size is limited, and prepaid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Through the Lens Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/through-the-lens-part-2-rain-date-august-10th http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/through-the-lens-part-2-rain-date-august-10th Date: August 9, 2014

Join local award-winning nature photographer Jarred Sutton as he teaches how he photographed all his subjects in "After Hurricane Sandy: A Look at Conserving Our Seashores & Marshes" a Staten Island Arts Grant-funded program. Jarred will teach all the techniques on how he took all his photographs from his trips along the northeast shoreline. A slideshow presentation will be shown, followed by a short photo hike providing an opportunity to put what you've learned into practice! For more information, visit http://www.jarredsutton.com Free program.

Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Rain date August 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/basic-canoeing Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Believe in Bikram]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-believe-in-bikram http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-believe-in-bikram Date: August 9, 2014

Join Bikram Yoga Staten Island and Believe Fitness on the Concert Lawn as they team together for an uplifing summer workout session. Come out and enjoy free tutorials from fitness industry experts on nutritional guidance, meal planning, and weight management.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c9892fd7810.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house Date: August 9, 2014

This open house event for the Urban Farm will include a free informal tour and a chance to chat with our Urban Farm experts. The Urban Farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables and consists of two greenhouses, four rice paddies and more. Come on by to see what's growing at the Urban Farm and have a "meet and greet" with our flock of chickens!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7841, -73.9256 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 9, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids' Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your kids to Bryant Park for the sounds of the city!

Rolie Polie Guacamole brings a perfect recipe of rock, funk and folk to keep you eating healthy and staying active.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 9, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Ice Cream Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/canine-ice-cream-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/canine-ice-cream-social Date: August 9, 2014

Dog-friendly ice cream treats, giveaways,contests, raffles, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 9, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Play Time!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/handson-history-play-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/handson-history-play-time Date: August 9, 2014

Learn and try out games that kids played in the 19th century! Get some exercise playing hoop and stick and graces in our big backyard then cool off with quiet, indoor games.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b42c277b2a1.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: DIY Home Economics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/workshop-diy-home-economics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/workshop-diy-home-economics Date: August 9, 2014

Welcome to the world of DIY medicine cabinets and household cleaners, where it is never too late remove toxins from your home environment. We will cover basic methods for creating different tonics that have a variety of uses around the house for both cleaning and promoting good health through the winter. Bring a 12 oz. jar to get started with your own right away!

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

Sign up for free online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/house-tours Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 9, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 9, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Boy Scout Troop 17 of Elmhurst's 100th Anniversary Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/boy-scout-troop-17-of-elmhursts-100th-anniversary-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/boy-scout-troop-17-of-elmhursts-100th-anniversary-celebration Date: August 9, 2014

Join Boy Scout Troop 17 in celebrating their 100th anniversary of continuously serving the youths of the community since 1914 with fun outdoor activities, exhibits and historical displays of the troop and scouting.

See how camping was done in the old days and compare that to current methods. Camping and backpacking will be demonstrated and explained. Rafting and canoeing equipment will be shown and their use discussed. There will be lessons on casting fishing lures, wilderness survival, and orienteering. See Scouts rock climb on our wall, using proper equipment and technique. Learn what wild plants you can eat on a walk through the Gardens with a staff member. See (and buy!) wonderful botanical crafts, demonstrated and offered by the “Gardens”. Meet and talk with NYPD officers; learn fire safety as demonstrated by the FDNY. See an extensive indoor display of over a half century of Troop 17’s scouting artifacts and talk with a man who has been a Scoutmaster for more than half a century.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-on-the-go Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 9, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[All-American BBQ Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/allamerican-bbq-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/allamerican-bbq-fundraiser Date: August 9, 2014

Enjoy food, games, a DJ, raffles and more at the All-American BBQ Fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the Conference House

Please note: Prepaid tickets are required for this event. Please contact Conference House Park at the contact information below to reserve your tickets.

Rain date: August 10

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/eating-america Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/gallery-tour Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d675bfb74c2.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Peter Pan and the Pirates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/peter-pan-and-the-pirates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/peter-pan-and-the-pirates Date: August 9, 2014

Eva Dean Dance is thrilled to expand the existing production Peter Pan and Stardust Dances that was a featured FringeJR show in the 2013 FringeNYC. In Peter Pan and the Pirates, Eva Dean Dance is inspired by the Zucker Exploration Area in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to create a magical site-specific Neverland, choreographed to David Kahne’s Peter Pan Ballet sound score.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/cido-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/cido-the-clown Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStagePresents: Motown Gospel Revue featuring Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson Date: August 9, 2014

When Tasha Cobbs took the stage on June 14, 2012 at Northview Christian Church, in Montgomery, Alabama, she did so neither as a nationally renowned vocalist, nor as a recording artist making her major-label debut. Instead, with microphone in hand, she ascended the platform prepared to do what she had done every week since her teenage years—lead the congregation into worship. Cobbs won her first-ever Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance for “Break Every Chain.” in 2014, from her album, Grace, a moving example of the raw power of a live worship experience. Produced by multi-award-winning artist and producer VaShawn Mitchell, the eight-song project reveals Tasha at her best as a psalmist, songwriter, and minister. A pastor’s kid and long-time worship leader, Tasha has developed her gifts as a songwriter and psalmist to become a nationally recognized minister. She currently serves as Worship Leader for the Young Adult Division of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, while simultaneously holding the position of Worship Pastor at the dReam Center Church of Atlanta. With the release of Grace, Tasha Cobbs is sure to become a recognized name in churchgoing households across the nation.

The 2002 release of Smokie Norful’s debut album I Need You Now, heralded the birth of a new Gospel legend. That project, led by the instantly classic title song, achieved gold-certification while winning the first of the numerous awards that would mark his truly groundbreaking career. In the decade since then, Smokie has sold more than two million albums, earned four #1 albums, received countless GRAMMY®, Dove, and Stellar awards, and has twice been named Billboard magazine’s “Gospel Artist of the Year.” Meanwhile, audiences around the world have come to embrace him as songwriter, balladeer, worshipper, and preacher.

Pastor Charles Jenkins is a dynamic, inspirational and visionary religious and community leader who is widely known as the senior pastor of the legendary Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the book, Thriving In Change, and is a sought-after adviser to governmental and political leaders, high-profile personalities, business groups, and advocacy organizations. Perhaps less known is the fact that Charles Jenkins is a GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter and a recording artist. His CD project with Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church—Pastor Charles Jenkins Presents Fellowship Chicago Live: The Best of Both Worlds, was released in 2012. Jenkins believes that music can be the basis of an urban Christian movement that attracts people in ways that many traditional mediums cannot. “There are opportunities to create amazing music and to create a meaningful movement around that music,” he said. “For us, this is not just a CD, it a movement for God and good that begins with this project.”

Six-time Stellar Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominated recording artist VaShawn Mitchell soared to the top of the charts in 2011 with his mega-hit single “Nobody Greater,” from his top-selling, award-winning album Triumphant. Billboard magazine declared “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011, and the single held the #1 position for nine consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and crossed-over to the Urban Contemporary Adult charts. Now the acclaimed singer-songwriter is back with Created 4 This, which picks up where Triumphant left off. This project is a body of music that features Mitchell’s signature style: contemporary themes with a traditional Gospel vibe. The praise and worship music on the CD is encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting. “I wanted to build on ‘Nobody Greater’ and Triumphant to create a new compilation of music to empower and equip people in this economy to understand why we are here and what we are created for,” says Mitchell. “The whole message of the album is that we still have hope, that we shall overcome and be victorious, and that God will be there to sustain us in this next phase of our lives.”

Kierra Sheard is a Grammy Award-nominated, GMA Dove Award and Stellar Award-winning recording artist and songwriter. The daughter of Karen Clark Sheard, of the legendary Clark Sisters, and Bishop J. Drew Sheard, senior pastor of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God In Christ in Detroit, Michigan, Kierra first came to the world’s attention as a nine year old, belting out vocals well beyond her years in a live recording of the hit, “The Will Of God,” which was on her mother’s 1997 solo debut release, Finally Karen. Until that point, Kierra had shown little interest in being a singer, and the family was unaware of her exceptional talent. “I didn’t want to do the song with my mother and she had to make me practice,” Kierra recalls. However, after her performance with her mother, offers for recording deals started to pour in. By 2003, Kierra had a label deal with EMI Gospel, which propelled her into music stardom—churning out hits that showed her vocal prowess and diversity, such as “You Don’t Know,” “Love Like Crazy,” “Praise Him Now,” and “Invisible.”

Nearly every song ever recorded tackles the topic of love. It’s long been the favored subject for songwriters and poets through the ages, but when an artist turns his focus to the love of Jesus, the result is bound to be powerful, especially when that artist is the multi-talented worship leader, songwriter and producer Micah Stampley. Love Never Fails is Stampley’s sixth album and his debut on Motown Gospel. The project spotlights the passionate vocal delivery and compelling songwriting that have made him one of the gospel community’s most acclaimed young artists. Stampley and his wife Heidi co-wrote six of the eleven tunes on the new album including the exhilarating and emotionally charged worship song “We Will Praise You.” Stampley’s music has long had a global flavor and that approach continues on Love Never Fails. “How He Loves Me” is an infectious reggae tune that features vocals from the talented Jamaican songstress Chevelle Franklyn, and “Oh Give Thanks” will remind listeners of the sheer joy that comes from praising God in song.

Brian Courtney Wilson was raised in the Chicago, Illinois area. Since his childhood, Wilson has been singing, starting with the adult male chorus at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church. “Before my mom and dad knew I was going to be a singer, God had given them a promise to nurture into the person that I am today,” he says. “We are all given some promise, some vision for our future that we have to nurture, endure hard times for, and always believe in.” Wilson has nurtured his promise into a remarkable career in music ministry. Since the release of his debut CD, Just Love, Wilson has been touted as one of gospel music’s contemporary break-through artists of 2010 and 2011. Wilson says Music World Gospel has become the perfect home for his sacred art: “It’s a place where I can do more than just church music. I can do music for the world that’s rooted in the church.”

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535152ded5789.jpeg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes! Join us for an afternoon of live music and dancing.

This year's line-up includes: Wycliffe Gordon, T.S. Monk, and Alyson Williams with special guests!

Make sure to take a break and enjoy delicious food truck fare: Domo Taco Japanese inspired tacos, Uncle Gussy's authentic Greek food, Rouge Tomate healthy bistro bites, and CoolHaus gourmet ice cream sandwiches and scoops

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/eating-america1 Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:35 EDT