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 23:58:24 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[Volunteer at the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8189, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e52832bda32.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-games Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/smorgasburg Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Flea Market at Maggie's Magic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden Date: August 24, 2014

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

Raindate Sept.13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-421-5813

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/meditation Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab62ce25fd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/docent-tour Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Lovebomb Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97e3853e13.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/afropunk-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/afropunk-fest Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f1f8408fb02.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/house-tours Date: August 24, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/battle-of-brooklyn-monument-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/battle-of-brooklyn-monument-tour Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for a special Battle of Brooklyn Tour. Beginning at the Lefferts Historic House, the tour will open with a reading from A Social History of Flatbush, a 19th century book written by the Lefferts, recounting the day of the British invasion and the destruction of the Lefferts first home. The tour will then head down East Drive to cover the background of the battle, including the Donegan Oak and the Battle Pass markers. Afterwards, visitors will climb the redoubt to learn about the events of the battle itself, concluding with a brief question and answer period.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dfaf8f64208.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log Date: August 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7eba9c4ae.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 Date: August 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7f06351f3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc18ad84a02.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 40.7535, -73.8892 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Ireland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/a-taste-of-ireland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/a-taste-of-ireland Date: August 24, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Ireland to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion.

You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens. Ti

ckets must be purchased in advance.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3dba7df3a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-barron-cindy-blackman-santana-craig-handy-2nd-line-smith-brianna-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-barron-cindy-blackman-santana-craig-handy-2nd-line-smith-brianna-thomas Date: August 24, 2014

When Kenny Barron first heard that the National Endowment for the Arts inducted him into its prestigious Jazz Masters class of 2010, he felt honored to be among the greats of the music who have also received the U.S.’s top honor in jazz. “I was excited at the acknowledgment of my service,” says the 66-year pianist whose solo career has also garnered him numerous awards in jazz critics and readers polls. “I’ve been playing music for a long time, and this award reflects that I’ve made a significant contribution.” One of the most renowned, most lyrical—and busiest—pianists in jazz today, Barron is a multiple-Grammy nominee, was honored with induction into the American Jazz Hall of Fame (2005), and received the MAC Lifetime Achievement Award (2005) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Living Legacy Award (2009). Also in 2009, Barron was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an esteemed honorary society and center for independent policy research. As a composer, arranger and bandleader, Barron has spent five decades at the forefront of the jazz piano aristocracy. An in-demand sideman in his early days on the jazz scene, the Philadelphia native launched his solo career in 1973 with Sunset to Dawn, released by Muse Records. He has recorded more than forty albums as a leader, including his latest, The Traveler, in 2008, on Universal France/Sunnyside.

Cindy Blackman Santana is a virtuoso drummer whose artistry spans the realms of jazz and rock. As a bandleader and as a musician, Cindy is a sound innovator with a passion for pushing creative boundaries and exploring movement and change. She is as known for the nuances and colors she brings to her beats and fills as she is for the sheer power of her soulful playing. Cindy has been creating magnificent musical time and space since the beginning of her career as a busking street performer in New York City in the ’80s through the present day, touring the globe and making albums at the top of her game— both with her own bands as well as artists like Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Laswell, Joss Stone, Joe Henderson, Buckethead, Don Pullen, Hugh Masakela, Lenny Kravitz and Angela Bofill. Most recently, Cindy has been sitting in with Santana. While substituting for Dennis Chambers at a Santana show in early 2010, Cindy and Carlos sparked a relationship, on and off the stage, that led to their Marriage in 2010. In addition to her work with Another Lifetime, Cindy & Carlos plan to collaborate on projects that will no doubt reflect their shared passion for improvisation, and belief in the transcendent nature of music.

Born in Oakland, CA, as a music-hungry youngster, Craig Handy experimented on guitar, trombone, and piano before settling on his first true love, the saxophone. His distinctive sound and authentic instrumental prowess were immediately noticed by artists of stature. Handy moved to New York in 1986 and began several associations with formidable artists including Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, master drummers Art Blakey and Roy Haynes, South African melodist Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. For the past several years, Handy has recorded or toured consistently with guitarist John Scofield, trumpeter Charles Tolliver, the John Hicks Legacy Band, and most notably The Cookers - a collective of stalwart leaders renowned for playing that simmers or surges to a boiling point - with brethren Billy Harper, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, and David Weiss. In 2014, Handy returns as an original bandleader and party-starter for his new touring and recording project. Titled Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, Handy draws from his fondness for the music of New Orleans, smack attached to the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith. The release includes cameos by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Wynton Marsalis while filling a rotating drum chair with Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Ali Jackson, and Steve Williams. But the band at the core of the recording springs out of Handy’s current residence in Weehawken, NJ, and shines a light on organist Kyle Koehler, guitarist Matt Chertkoff, and sousaphonist Clark Gayton.

According to Will Friedwald at The Wall Street Journal, vocalist Brianna Thomas "... may well be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation." Thomas was born and raised in Peoria, IL where she first cut her teeth as a performer. Initially taught and influenced by her Father, drummer and vocalist Charlie Thomas, Brianna comes from a rich background of diverse musical influences. Brianna moved to NYC in 2007 to attend college at The New School University and has since established herself as a talented vocalist on the scene today. Since graduating in 2011 she has performed with jazz greats Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Russell Malone, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and longtime hero Dianne Reeves. Thomas has also performed Nationally and Internationally ranging from the "Women In Jazz Festival" at Jazz At Lincoln Center to the prestigious Montreaux, Umbria, Bern and Sochi Jazz Festivals. Brianna recently released her debut album "You Must Believe In Love" Feb 17th 2014 on Sound On Purpose Records. The best illustration of Ms Thomas is given by the words of legendary trombonist and Jazz Messenger Curtis Fuller : "a marvelous new artist who has all it takes to reach the top of the jazz profession and music in general."

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ef69c66f6d.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Veggie Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/history-play-date-veggie-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/history-play-date-veggie-prints Date: August 24, 2014

Not only are the vegetables growing in your garden delicious, they can also be used to make art! Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse and garden to make prints out of veggies once grown in Northern Manhattan farms like the Dyckman Farm. Stop by the farmhouse anytime between 3pm and 5pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children age 5 and up.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunset-family-festival Date: August 24, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rashaad Newsome’s King of Arms Art Ball II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii Date: August 24, 2014

Summer on the Hudson presents Rashaad Newsome's "King of Arms Art Ball 2", and brings the culture back to the piers.

Rashaad Newsome collects a judges panel of legends from the art, music, fashion, literary, activism and vogue world to deliberate over who will be the next Art Ball Legends.

The evening will consists of categories that span Art History from the renaissance-contemporary art and will be hosted by Jack Mizrahi, Omari Mizrahi and Dashaun Evisu, DJ Mike Q. on the wheels of steel and commentator extraordinar Kevin Jz Prodigy.

Registration required to compete in the Ball – taken onsite at 5 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[SUMMERSTAGE & FANIA RECORDS PRESENT ARMADA FANIA FEATURING JOE CLAUSSELL / BOBBITO / WHISKEY BARONS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-fania-records-present-armada-fania-featuring-joe-claussell-bobbito-whiskey-barons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-fania-records-present-armada-fania-featuring-joe-claussell-bobbito-whiskey-barons Date: August 24, 2014

Featuring Joe Claussell, Bobbito, Whiskey Barons and special guest tba!

Joe “Joaquin” Claussell was born in Brooklyn to a large and diverse Puerto Rican family with deep musical roots. Throughout his life, music was Joe's shelter, family, food, comfort, escape and love. His first exposure to entertaining audiences was in his own neighborhood at block association events, musically led by one of his elder brothers Larry Claussell. Not long after he hit the club and began collecting vinyl at the age of 15 and his diverse taste for music and dance led him from a Disco at a club called The Inferno to Punk music’ s sanctuary CBGBs, the alternative driven Mudd Club, the more mainstream Underground, and the legendary Paradise Garage.
While living in the East Village in the early 90s, he found and fell in love with a record store called Dance Tracks. He formed a friendship with the owner, which became the foundation of his musical career. Joe became the store’s DJ and called weekly parties that drew a diverse and increasingly devoted crowd of music lovers. All in the name of fun he received an invitation from owner and good friend Stan Hatzakis he began producing: and did his first remix “Over” and his produced first track "Awade,” both becoming instant underground classic. Over time he learned the music business and eventually took over the Dance Tracks. Read More.

NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). The former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and TV host of ESPN2’s “It’s the Shoes” series. In 2007, Nike released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his signature. In 2013, Garcia co-directed the film Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC. Currently, he is the announcer for ESPNU’s Elite 24 Game and his own tournament Full Court 21™. “Kool Bob Love” is also directing his next film titled Stretch And Bobbito, due for release in 2015.

The Whiskey Barons, Bosq and The Bogart, are a dj and production duo based in Boston. They work to tastefully update classic funky music from around the world to work with modern dance floors. This has resulted in a wide variety of well received originals, reworks, and edits that span the styles of latin, african, funk, soul, disco, house, reggae, and rock.

More Info

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ecdee869531.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 25, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 25, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 25, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 25, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 25, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/chair-yoga Date: August 25, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 25, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 25, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-games Date: August 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/monday-movement Date: August 25, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 25, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/sit-and-get-fit Date: August 25, 2014

Fill your basic exercise needs through seated aerobics. This class is designed for seniors, and it welcomes people with disabilities. Recreation center membership is required. Find more information on membership by clicking here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 355-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 25, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: August 25, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required at inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 25, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 25, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/adaptive-activities Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-25 2014-08-25 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/sit-aerobics Date: August 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-08-25 2014-08-25 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 25, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-25 2014-08-25 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: August 25, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 25, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: August 25, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 25, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/outdoor-strength Date: August 25, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[New Theater Readings: Fundamental Theater Project Presents Sanctuary Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/plays-in-the-park-fundamental-theater-project-presents-sanctuary-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/plays-in-the-park-fundamental-theater-project-presents-sanctuary-park Date: August 25, 2014

At this event, the Fundamental Theater Project will present a reading of Sanctuary Park, a new play by Ben Holbrook. In Sanctuary Park, Stoney and Greg have their fair share of problems, dealing with city life. While one hopes to find a place where she can be herself, the other frantically searches for a place to hide for his life. Just when it looks like it can't get any worse, they find themselves joined by a depressed priest, who doesn't seem to make their lives any easier.

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and friends!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (347) 460-1818

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground (in Matthews - Palmer Playground)

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 40.7614, -73.9927 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity Date: August 25, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

See the rescheduled screening of Gravity, the Oscar-nominated film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • July 29th, When Harry Met Sally
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)
  • August 25th, Gravity

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 25, 2014

Fearless optimistic Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey. Bring a blanket or chair. We'll supply the popcorn.
Frozen, 2013, rated PG, 102 minutes

Rain date: August 26th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-finding-nemo Date: August 25, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out for this charming animated feature.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d952769e3d8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 26, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/fitness-walk Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 26, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 26, 2014

Don't miss this two-week long exhibition of Cuban art

Manny Vega is a Bronx-born painter, illustrator, muralist, mosaicist and costme designer. He is associated with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is a former art isntructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morjon is a Cuban-born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Donmingo and is an art iknstructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 26, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/garden-crew Date: August 26, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 26, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 26, 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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<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: August 26, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 26, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 26, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes are held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the dendrology walk) are running through August, please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c747a546c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[City Park's Foundation Puppet Mobile 'Little Red's Hood']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/city-parks-foundation-puppet-mobile-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/city-parks-foundation-puppet-mobile-little-reds-hood Date: August 26, 2014

City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile presents 'Little Red's Hood' at Conference House Park.

Come see this classic children's fairy tale re-imagined as an old fashioned puppert show within the great outdoors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f6404c5d529.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-games Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:58:25 EDT