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 18:03:55 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[It's My Park Day at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-park Date: June 21, 2014

Please join the Astoria Park Alliance as they clean Astoria Park. They will be picking up litter and cleaning the shoreline.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Shore Boulevard

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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/its-my-park-day-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/its-my-park-day-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 21, 2014

Join the Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval as they paint the waist level fence between the tennis courts and for general trash clean-up in and around flower beds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 667-9671

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Richmond Terrace Greenstreets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/its-my-park-at-cpl-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/its-my-park-at-cpl-thompson-park Date: June 21, 2014

Please join HEALTH for Youths to help clear garbage and weeds from around the tree beds along Richmond Terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Greenstreets

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<![CDATA[Garden Tag Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/garden-tag-sale-at-summit-street-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/garden-tag-sale-at-summit-street-garden Date: June 21, 2014

Summit Street Garden will be hosting a tag sale.

In addition to seasonal clothing, books and household goods, we will also have delicious home baked goods for sale. All proceeds go directly to maintenance and upkeep of the garden. All are welcome.

Rain date: June 22, 2014

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Summit Street Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Scrapbooking and Sand Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/scrapbooking-and-sand-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/scrapbooking-and-sand-art Date: June 21, 2014

Participants will fill a sand art bottle and create their own scrap book to fill with pictures and memories

This activity occurs the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, brought by Princess For A Life Time.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautify Our Bike Lane with BIG!Compost!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost Date: June 21, 2014

Learn how to keep trees happy and healthy with the NYC Compost Project hosted at Build It Green!NYC!

Help prepare local tree beds along the Vernon Boulevard bike lane in Long Island City for the hot summer months ahead. We'll be weeding, cultivating the soil, and amending tree beds with locally-made compost and mulch to help them thrive in our urban environment.

Please wear sun protection, closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle with you. We will provide water, snacks, gloves, and gardening tools.

RSVP is required; please email compost@bignyc.org to sign up for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 777-0132 x104

Location: 43rd Road at Vernon Boulevard

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7524, -73.9509 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f8e814cf0f.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/learn-to-ride Date: June 21, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 40.7604, -73.9118 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/kayaking Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: June 21, 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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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 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 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 21, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Portraits of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/history-play-date-portraits-of-the-past1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/history-play-date-portraits-of-the-past1 Date: June 21, 2014

How did people take ‘selfies’ before cameras or smartphones? With a painted portrait, of course!

Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse for a special viewing of the 19th century portrait of Jacob Dyckman. Learn about the importance of portraits with a reading of the story Little Girl in a Red Dress. Young artists will then consider how they wish to be remembered and create a self-portrait.

Recommended for children age 6 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations by email are required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8675, -73.9229 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-games Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 21, 2014

Study the works of George Seurat, founder of the Pointillism movement, and discover the effectiveness of his post-Impressionistic painting technique using tiny dots of color. Color separation and application will be discussed. Learn and practice the technique of optical mixing with oil pastels.

Fee for three-part series $60 non-members/$51 Greenbelt Conservancy members

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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Advanced Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/advanced-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/advanced-orienteering Date: June 21, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Test your skills navigating with a map and compass on this Orienteering program. This is a moderate level pace, which may include a longer, faster paced hike on rugged terrain. Bring your own compass or borrow one from the Ranger. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Creating Habitat Form and Function]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/creating-habitat-form-and-function http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/creating-habitat-form-and-function Date: June 21, 2014

This volunteer event will begin with an introduction to various habitats at the recent Bronx River/Soundview Park restoration by Kathleen McCarthy through a short walk and talk. Participants will then assist in the rebuilding of habitat by planting in wetlands or uplands, mulching areas where invasive plants threaten recent plantings, or by creating pollinator nesting sites. iLAND resident dancers will lead the group in movement that will draw from our individual and collective physical experiences of observing, walking, and working on the site. Afterwards, participants will discuss threats to urban wildlife and brainstorm ways to facilitate stewardship including the role the arts play in urban conservation.

For more information visit http://www.ilandart.org/ilab/creating-habitat-form-function. You can sign up by RSVP to info@ilandart.org

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Leland and OBrien Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.8108, -73.8589 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 21, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-festival Date: June 21, 2014

Celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year!

Make ice cream the old-fashioned way, create sun-inspired art and crafts, and play historic games in our backyard.

Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363f9267819a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: The Berenstain Bears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 21, 2014

See The Berenstain Bears LIVE!

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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: June 21, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Schenck and New Lots Avenues, East New York

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 21, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-fun-day Date: June 21, 2014

Come and enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games, music, inflatables, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 40.6938, -73.8221 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Iona Scottish Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus1 Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Iona Scottish Session
A noontime concert performance of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, and a special performance of an award winning musical.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M010, Q004 Central Park, Astoria Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7764, -73.9246 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Andrea, BTDMusic nad maddanmusic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-andrea-btdmusic-nad-maddanmusic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-andrea-btdmusic-nad-maddanmusic Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Lineup

Andrea - 12:00 p.m.

Singer songwriter in a jazz / pop idiom.

BTDMusic - 1:00 p.m.

Hip Hop duo from Harlem. Raised with a southern sound.

maddanmusic - 2:00 p.m.

Multi-keyboardist, live performance artist. There's no door that can't be opened with an open heart.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Black and Gold Marching Elite]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-black-and-gold-marching-elite http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-black-and-gold-marching-elite Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Black and Gold Marching Elite
Black and Gold Marching Elite is a marching band based in Bed-stuy Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brevoort Playground

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B258 Brevoort Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.6805, -73.9227 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Dave Ruder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-dave-ruder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-dave-ruder Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Dave Ruder
Woodwind mayhem influenced by rock, chamber music and free improvisation.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/house-tours Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Mayor’s Cup Cricket All-Star Game]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/cricket-mayors-cup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/cricket-mayors-cup Date: June 21, 2014

The NYC Mayor's Cup Cricket All-Star Game will feature New York City’s best high school cricketers from the Public Schools Athletic League as they compete to determine who is the “Best in the City.” The event will feature the Queens All-Star team taking on a team comprised of the best cricketers from Brooklyn, the Bronx & Manhattan. The match will be played at 1pm on Saturday, June 21 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and admission is free. Visit the NYC Mayor’s Cup Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/NYCMayorsCup) for the most up-to-date event information including team rosters, full game video, box scores, and photos.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 40.8947, -73.8952 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 21, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/mermaid-parade Date: June 21, 2014

The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.

Parade route:

  • The Parade will start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue
  • The Parade will roll east to West 10th Street
  • At West 10th Street the Parade will turn south towards the boardwalk
  • Cars and Motorized Floats continue down Surf Ave. passing W. 10th Street and exit the parade.
  • At the Boardwalk, the marchers and push-pull floats will turn west and head towards West 17th St.
  • At Steeplechase Plaza, the Parade will disband.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537b7924c9d0f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music NY: Back In the Day Bronx Stories & Songs at Poe Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/back-in-the-day-bronx-stories-songs-at-poe-park-make-music-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/back-in-the-day-bronx-stories-songs-at-poe-park-make-music-ny Date: June 21, 2014

Make Music NY with the Five Boro Story Project & Poe Park Visitor Center will bring together notable Bronx historians, writers, singers, and rappers to present Bronx anthems and true stories, "Back in the Day at Poe Park: A Bronx Storytelling and Music Festival".

Produced by the Five Boro Story Project, this event will occur on the summer solstice as part of Make Music New York, an annual public music extravaganza.

Starting with the story of when Edgar Allan Poe came to the Bronx in 1846, moving to true tales of Poe Park’s epic concerts in the 50’s and dance battles in the 80’s, to a reading of a romantic rendezvous in Poe’s cottage, to an incredible true account from a former caretaker of the cottage, “Back in the Day” will take you on a journey through the Bronx from Edgar Allan Poe's day to our day.

Stories will be interspersed with musical performances, including a musical rendition of Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” and songs about the Bronx from local hip hop and R&B artists. The program will conclude with an open forum inviting people in the audience to come to the mic and share stories, memories, music, and reflections on the Bronx.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 684-5101

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Grant's Tomb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-grants-tomb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-grants-tomb Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Grant's Tomb
Grant's Tomb is a 10 piece band with a horn section that plays music from all genres.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.705, -74.0137 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents John Longhitano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-john-longhitano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-john-longhitano Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

John Longhitano
Solo artist and graduate of Berklee College of Music performs original music from his newly released album "Good Guy Gets the Girl".

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abe Lebewohl Park

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M188 Abe Lebewohl Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:45 pm 2:30 pm 40.7301, -73.9871 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Sammie & Tudie Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/the-sammie-tudie-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/the-sammie-tudie-show Date: June 21, 2014

Come see why Sammie and Tudie are New York's favorite comedy duo! With their signature brand of silliness, Sammie and Tudie will take both kids and parents on a wild ride of fun, magic, and zany props. Come see what everyone is talking about. Created for all members of the family. Stop by after each show to say hello!

**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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 21, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 21, 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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 21, 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/eating-america Date: June 21, 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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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents SOS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-sos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-sos Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

SOS
SOS and Friends are excited to play Astoria Skate Park for Make Music New York 2014! Featuring performances by Omissionary, Dead by Choice, Sweet Magma, Desolate and Lardhard

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Skate Park (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7764, -73.9246 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Paul Tabachneck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-paul-tabachneck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-paul-tabachneck Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Paul Tabachneck
Folk Pop from Harlem's most available singer-songwriter!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Working Class Hussys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Working Class Hussys
Working Class Hussys is an all-original, 8-piece indie-rock band with a slight southern influence.

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abe Lebewohl Park

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M188 Abe Lebewohl Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:45 pm 3:45 pm 40.7301, -73.9871 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy Date: June 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Brooklyn Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops of circus arts, face painting and more!\

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France's Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of ile O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage Kids presented by Disney.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535054156a579.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Picnic and Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-picnic-and-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-picnic-and-concert Date: June 21, 2014

Join the Friends of Morningside Park for our annual summer solstice picnic and concert in the park. Musical guests include Kwame Binea and his band. Bring your own picnic and chairs or blanket.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Warehouse: Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-present-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-present-shakespeare-workout Date: June 21, 2014

Covering the elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat. Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome. Online registration necessary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Topical Solution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-topical-solution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-topical-solution Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Topical Solution
Acoustic/electric guitar duo with voice playing originals and covers of classic rock and blues pieces.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9975 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/eating-america1 Date: June 21, 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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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Sammie & Tudie Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/the-sammie-tudie-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/the-sammie-tudie-show1 Date: June 21, 2014

Come see why Sammie and Tudie are New York's favorite comedy duo! With their signature brand of silliness, Sammie and Tudie will take both kids and parents on a wild ride of fun, magic, and zany props. Come see what everyone is talking about. Created for all members of the family. Stop by after each show to say hello!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson and Make Music New York present The French Horn Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-and-make-music-new-york-present-the-french-horn-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-and-make-music-new-york-present-the-french-horn-nation Date: June 21, 2014

Summer on the Hudson participates in Make Music New York by bringing The French Horn Nation, an amicable aggregation of conical bore brass instruments, performing music from classical to jazz and beyond.

The French Horn Nation will play as a precursor to our SOH Harlem Dances special performance event, Solstice Steps, at 5 p.m.

Seniors are especially welcome at both events.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Deep Intent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-purple-flame http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-purple-flame Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Deep Intent
A blues, rock, and funk oriented groove band that will delight the land.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9975 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Bailey Poteat & Joan Mercury with TSG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-bailey-poteat-joan-mercury-with-tsg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-bailey-poteat-joan-mercury-with-tsg Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Bailey Poteat & Joan Mercury with TSG
TSG collective of New York City singers, songwriters and musicians who have come together to form a powerful singing group.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abe Lebewohl Park

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M188 Abe Lebewohl Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7301, -73.9871 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents eb'n'flow, Zebros, Two Tone Blue and The Haggard Kings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-ebnflow-zebros-two-tone-blue-and-the-haggard-kings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-ebnflow-zebros-two-tone-blue-and-the-haggard-kings Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: American Playground

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B001 American Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7288, -73.9579 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-with-manhattan-borough-president-gale-brewer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-with-manhattan-borough-president-gale-brewer Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

An evening of music & food with Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Mass Appeal Harmonicas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-harmonicas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-harmonicas Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Mass Appeal Harmonicas
Come one, come all to learn to play harmonica and walk away with one of your own donated by Hohner!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ladies' Pavilion (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.7779, -73.973 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: June 21, 2014

Dances for a Variable Population, our season’s spotlight company, presents workshops and Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests. Solstice Steps will take place at 6pm on June 20th and again at 5pm andat 7pm on June 21.

Seniors especially welcome!

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Play-diem Tour: Make Music McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/2014-playdiem-tour-make-music-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/2014-playdiem-tour-make-music-mccarren-park Date: June 21, 2014

Join Play-diem on Saturday, June 21, for the fourth free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour! We'll be celebrating the first day of summer with an indie rock showcase as a major presenter of Make Music New York's citywide festival. Featuring performances by UUL, The Ricecookers, The Energy, Stompcat, Raccoon Fighter, and Belt!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7214, -73.9505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539a9b447910d.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-celebration Date: June 21, 2014

Bring your friends and family to the 10th Anniversary of Socrates’ Solstice event to welcome the summer and celebrate the longest day of the year!

Be creative in Solstice art-making workshops presented in partnership with Free Style Arts Association, Materials for the Arts, The Noguchi Museum, and Queens Museum. Get your face painted by Agostino Arts, participate in a special Solstice ritual performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna, have a picnic, and enjoy the view as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline!

For this season’s Solstice celebration, Norte Maar presents an evening of site-specific sound performances encompassing the entire park. Noted sound artists will create unique sound platforms through traditional instrumentation, amplification of objects, juxtaposition of voices, and experimental electronic sound. Among the featured performers are Tristan Perch; the trio of Lesley Flanigan, Maria Chavez, and MV Carbon; Audra Wolowiec; and a special performance of David Tudor’s Rainforest I by Composers Inside Electronics. Additional performers will include Andrew Hurst and Shona Masarin, with others to be announced.

Presented in partnership with Norte Maar

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Mass Appeal Flutes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-flutes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-flutes Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Mass Appeal Flutes
Presented by the Americas Society, 100 flutes join forces to play Henry Brant's Mass.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dalehead Arch (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7708, -73.9785 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-camping Date: June 21, 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. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 11th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy1 Date: June 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Brooklyn Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops of circus arts, face painting and more!\

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France's Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of ile O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage Kids presented by Disney.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53505461db108.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Fête de la Musique: -M- / Émilie Simon in association with Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-fte-de-la-musique-m-milie-simon-in-association-with-cultural-services-of-the-french-embassy-and-bureau-export-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-fte-de-la-musique-m-milie-simon-in-association-with-cultural-services-of-the-french-embassy-and-bureau-export-new-york Date: June 21, 2014

Matthieu Chedid is the son of French singer Louis Chedid, and the grandson of the Egyptian-born French writer and poetess Andrée Chedid. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Chedid performs and records under the stage name -M-. Created as a means of overcoming his shyness on stage, the pseudonym comes from Chedid's first initial but also refers to the similar sounding French word “aime”, meaning “love”. The character -M- is a superhero, noted for having a playful nature, and recognized for his flamboyant costumes - primarily monochrome suits with slim trousers, long jackets with upward pointed collars and glasses styled into the shape of an M. Since 1997 and his first album and tour, he has been collaborating with a number of artists, both on stage and in the recording studio.

It's been quite the ride for Émilie Simon since her debut album took off back in 2003, the electronic album was critically acclaimed and went on to become a huge commercial success. Side-stepping her pared-down electronic beginnings, Simon pirouettes Mue, her sixth album, into fresh, sonic territory with lyrical reveries that sensuously saddle up to lush, organically rich string and brass arrangements. Despite writing all the songs and arrangements herself, the album still boasts a strong entourage: Sally Herbert (Bat for Lashes, Pete Doherty) conducted the string ensemble; saxophonist Gary Barnacle (The Clash, David Bowie, The Pet Shop Boys) plays in the brass ensemble; Tahiti Boy, Ian Caple, and David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes, The Bangles) all contributed to the production; and Chris Cody (TV on the Radio) mixed the album. With a cast like this, Mue successfully combines fierce contemporary pop together with the Romantic effervescence of traditional musical ballads. The result is refreshingly powerful. Throughout, Mue boldly opens new doors with sonic arrangements that dance exclusively to the beat of ecstatic self-actualization, thereby shedding all the lies and trappings of false starts and promises by opening the windows and letting one's hair down.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d99314f3f4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: ChoreoQuest / Master Class: Jamel Gaines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-choreoquest-masterclass-jamel-gaines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-choreoquest-masterclass-jamel-gaines Date: June 21, 2014

ChoreoQuest is the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza- Center for Arts and Culture dance residency program. Established in 2001 CQ provides a home for a diverse array of Brooklyn based emerging and accomplished choreographers the opportunity to create, develop and present new works while providing master-level instruction and mentorship to Youth Arts Academy dance students and studio showcases for the general public. 2014 Artist includes; James Atkinson, Germaul Barnes, Ronald K. Brown, Nadia Joseph, Jeannie Mitchell & Samirat Rivers, Nathan Trice, Chris White, Royce Zachary, and Andre Zachery. Lead by Lindia Dugué-Artistic Director and Germaul Barnes-Associate Artistic Director.

Jamel Gaines is the artistic director and founder of Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn. His work has been staged by the Actors Theater Workshop, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the Paramount Theatre and The Martha Graham School. He has worked with such distinguished artists as Jennifer Holiday, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, George Fasion, Ornette Coleman, Ossie Davis, Olatunje Babatunde, Max Roach, and Rick James, and has even been a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. Over the past sixteen years Mr. Gaines has choreographed and staged over 25 repertory and concert productions. In 2004, Jamel appeared on Public Television’s American Talent in which he was presented The Teacher Recognition Award, during the Presidential Scholars in the Arts Committee at The Kennedy Center, and has been featured in publications such as Essence Magazine and The New York Times. Gaines has founded St. Paul’s Eldad Medad Danced Ministry, which seeks to find a spiritual path through movement. His work at St. Paul’s includes “He Got Up”, the commemoration of the African Holocaust, MAAFA and the acclaimed “Black Nativity” for which him and his team won an Obie Award. Jamel Gaines is dedicated to asserting the prominence of the arts in America and committed to promoting the significance of dance seen through the lens of the African American experience, as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and boldly reaching into the future.

7:00 PM All Levels Open Dance Master Class

8:00 PM Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d821054ff0.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Dum Dum Girls/Hospitality/TEEN]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-dum-dum-girlshospitalityteen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-dum-dum-girlshospitalityteen Date: June 21, 2014

Named in homage to both Iggy Pop and The Vaselines, DUM DUM GIRLSmight be the smartest band ever to put ‘60s girl group sounds through a garage rock meat grinder. Their first LP I Will Be was “a blistering half-hour of menacing, witty bubblegum pop,” (Pitchfork) and every release since has been a revelatory combination of deep musical references and pure adrenaline.

On-the-rise Brooklynites HOSPITALITY released its sophomore album Trouble earlier this year on Merge, and the record is a major leap forward artistically from the disarmingly simple indie pop of its well-received 2012 self-titled album, Trouble “makes a point of showing its listeners the difference between ‘beautiful’ and ‘cute.’ There are moments of real beauty . . . whereas other parts of this album are distinctly not easy. “I Miss Your Bones” recalls the squirmy riffs of Television.” (Pitchfork)

Brooklyn sister act TEEN—lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson, drummer Katherine Lieberson, and bassist Boshra AlSaadi—also put out its second full length in 2014. The Way and Color infuses their brooding pop with minimalist beats and complex harmonies inspired by D’Angelo and Erykah Badu’s classic R&B.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 21, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 21, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

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.

Please note: on the 21st there will be an audio described performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 22, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 22, 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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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/riverdale-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/riverdale-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: June 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at West 254th Street & Railroad Terrace. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Riverdale Park at Railroad Terrace

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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9038, -73.9137 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 22, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help keep the Park clean and beautiful. Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways.

Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Park Circle (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6514, -73.9718 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 22, 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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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/forest-crew Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores & Summer Solstice Celebration at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/festival-de-las-flores-summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/festival-de-las-flores-summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg Date: June 22, 2014

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in a day-long celebration. See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon. Bi-lingual story reading, face painting, old fashioned games for the children.

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-games Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/smorgasburg Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing Date: June 22, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve.

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 40.7829, -73.9439 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 22, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer! Previous canoe experience for intermediate programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53207ca5cbbb1.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 22, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 40.6926, -74.0019 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 22, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 22, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Jackson Gillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/family-performance-festival-jackson-gillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/family-performance-festival-jackson-gillman Date: June 22, 2014

Take a romp on the wild and crazy side of natural science with 'stand up chameleon' Jackson Gillman as he thrills you with funny and educational music and stories about the animals, bugs, and beautiful flowers that make up our natural world.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e2dd950c59.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/puppet-show Date: June 22, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet show.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/house-tours Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/archery Date: June 22, 2014

Archery is also a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.6032, -74.1613 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light Date: June 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills , explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Engage your sense oftouch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes Of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york Date: June 22, 2014

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with an Environmental Educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Also takes place at 2PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395cdb6ea66c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:56 EDT