NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 May 2015 18:37:37 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[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building Date: June 11, 2015

We will be learning how to raise beds higher to make them more accessible, especially for seniors and those with limited mobility.

This workshop will be hands-on and gardeners are welcome to join in.

This workshop is in partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.


Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: PS 53 Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.666, -73.8908 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Magic with Wayne "Superius" Garland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wayne-superius-garland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wayne-superius-garland Date: June 11, 2015

Come and experience close up magic with Wayne and Charlie. Superius is the world's first rapping ventriloquist and Barbados' Entertainment Ambassador!

Start time: 5:15 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Mary Whalen Playgound (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 5:15 pm 6:00 pm 40.6955, -73.865 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: June 11, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Festival: Luna with Special Guests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/northside-festival-luna-with-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/northside-festival-luna-with-special-guests Date: June 11, 2015

Relive the dream pop that carried you through the Galaxie 500 break-up, the nineties, and now, summer 2015. Indie-pop royalty and hometown heroes Luna return to take their city back with their first performance in NYC after a decade-long hiatus.

Please note: This event is free. Please RSVP here for admission on a first-come, first-served basis; Music and Premium badges guaranteed entry.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Catskill Puppet Theater: The Villain's Mustache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/the-villains-mustache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/the-villains-mustache Date: June 11, 2015

This traditional melodrama features Tin Pan Alley show tunes and a trouble-making villain. Presented by Catskill Puppet Theater.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Mary Whalen Playgound (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6955, -73.865 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 11, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: June 11, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Gala]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/rose-gala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/rose-gala Date: June 11, 2015

Join us as we honor Tai Wang of WAC Lighting for her support of Queens Botanical Garden and of the greater Queens community.

Proceeds from the event will help support all of Queens Botanical Garden's gardens and programs. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, journal ads, or tickets, please email Annette Fanara at afanara@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 11, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden - Saratoga Springs: America's 19th Century Club Med]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-evenings-in-the-garden-saratoga-springs-americas-19th-century-club-med http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-evenings-in-the-garden-saratoga-springs-americas-19th-century-club-med Date: June 11, 2015

Every Thursday in June and July, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden are open until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The talk "Saratoga Springs: America's 19th Century Club Med" will begin at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show Extension: Hyde Park On Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/the-picture-show-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/the-picture-show-extension Date: June 11, 2015

Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for three films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St.

Today's film is Hyde Park On Hudson. In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson in upstate New York in the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America.

Ground seating only at this event and seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhudson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event/1 hour before wellness classes). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation

Coming Up:

  • July 9 - Pride and Prejudice
  • August 13 - Fantastic Mr. Fox

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7823, -73.987 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae5d5bb8b1.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 11, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 14 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: June 12, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Jason Derulo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/good-morning-america-summer-concert-adam-lambert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/good-morning-america-summer-concert-adam-lambert Date: June 12, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by singer Jason Derulo at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, June 12.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 12, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: June 12, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 12, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/resiliency-and-elements Date: June 12, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 12, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/tai-chiadults Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Innovation Expo 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/northside-innovation-expo-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/northside-innovation-expo-2015 Date: June 12, 2015

Meet New York’s leading entrepreneurs, technologists, hackers, thinkers, and creators in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at the Northside Trade Show. Join over 150 exhibitors that include tech gurus, startup superstars, industry heavyweights and top VC firms.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/nature-exploration Date: June 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 12, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 12, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join the tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 12, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudso: Jennifer Muller/The Works on the 145th Lawn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-presents-jennifer-mullerthe-works-on-the-145th-lawn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-presents-jennifer-mullerthe-works-on-the-145th-lawn Date: June 12, 2015

Now in its 40th year, the internationally known dance company, Jennifer Muller/The Works presents dances that celebrate and illuminate the human spirit.

In a special performance for Summer on the Hudson and the lawns at 145th, the company will present excerpts from its vibrant, expressive repertory. Danced with virtuosic technique and contagious energy, the distinct and varied repertory is intense, exuberant, and fun to watch. With a track record of dancing in 39 countries on four continents, The Works' performances stimulate the imagination and foster the understanding and enjoyment of dance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 145th and the Hudson River (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9535 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55565060138ea.jpg Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 12, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

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 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/seasonal-crafts Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: June 12, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: June 12, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 12, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: June 12, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Festival: The Very Best & Heems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/northside-festival-the-very-best http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/northside-festival-the-very-best Date: June 12, 2015

See a showcase of Afro/Euro music-global pop duo The Very Best, followed by a performance by Queens rapper Heems.

Please note: This event is free. Please RSVP here for admission.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 4:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/wheelchair-softball Date: June 12, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 12, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-06-12 2015-06-12 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 12, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Muppets Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movie-night-muppets-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movie-night-muppets-most-wanted Date: June 12, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Muppets Most Wanted. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: We Are the Champions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-we-are-the-champions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-we-are-the-champions Date: June 12, 2015

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

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

The theme: Freddie Mercury and Queen's "We Are the Champions". Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: 101 Dalmatians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/moca-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/moca-cinema Date: June 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for films screening at the Columbus Park Pavilion in the month of June.

Disney classic 101 Dalmatians tells the story of two canine pets Pongo and Perdita. Perdita gives birth to fifteen spotted pups, drawing the attention of Cruella De Vil, the villianess who demand the owners of two canines, a struggling composer and his wife, sell the pups to her. However, the owners decline her demands to sell the pups and Cruella De Vil devises a plan to steal them.

Through the beloved Disney classic 101 Dalmatians, MOCA pays tribute to Tyrus Wong, the artist who conceptualized the design style of Disney's animated classic, Bambi (1941). Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong, is the retrospective exhibit on Tyrus Wong currently on view at the MOCA until September 13, 2015.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5553bb657662b.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 12, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 14 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Pépé Le Moko by Julien Duvivier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/films-on-the-green-pepe-le-moko-by-julien-duvivier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/films-on-the-green-pepe-le-moko-by-julien-duvivier Date: June 12, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier in Washington Square Park on June 12.

The notorious Pépé le Moko is a wanted man. In the labyrinthine Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the clutches of the police. But his clandestine life is unveiled when Gaby, a Parisian playgirl, compels him to risk his life and leave his past behind.

Film in French and Arabic with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d4ce49604.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/the-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/the-movie-frozen Date: June 12, 2015

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful snow queen Elsa, her sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

This Walt Disney Animation Studios production is based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 13, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: June 13, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels! This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 845-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Oakley New York Mini 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/oakley-new-york-mini-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/oakley-new-york-mini-10k Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYRR and Oakley for the Oakley New York Mini 10K.

This race was made for you! It’s the world’s original women-only road race, and it empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to be active and to look and feel great on the run. Every woman who registers for the race will receive a special Oakley performance shirt at number pickup, and every finisher will receive a medal.

This race is for women only. Register here.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f099e20d80d.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Planting & Goose Fence Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation Date: June 13, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore salt marsh in Gerritsen Creek! Sections of the salt marsh were damaged by heavy ice sheets and burrowing geese over this past winter, leaving bare patches subject to erosion. Volunteers will plant smooth codgrass (Spartina alternaflora) in two sections of the marsh, and install goose fence to protect the new plantings. Volunteers should meet at Avenue U and E 33rd Street. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9303 Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/zumba Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 13, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-cooper-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Open Space Alliance to help keep Cooper Park clean. Volunteers will clean and care for the park and horticulture beds. We look forward to caring for the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Cooper Park Dog Run (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7157, -73.9386 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Grace Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-grace-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-grace-playground Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Center for Community Alternatives' Justice Community Program and friends of Grace Playground to raise community awareness and support of Grace Playground.

Help clean up, paint, and beautify the park. There will be free refreshments for volunteers. We look forward to caring for Grace Playground with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Grace Playground

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B078 Grace Playground 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6714, -73.8944 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean and weed the garden beds at Hunters Point South Park.

Please register for this project by email at mchristie@hunterspointparks.org, or call (917) 208-4031.

We look forward to a great day of weeding at Hunters Point South Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 208-4031

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii Date: June 13, 2015

Meet at the last stop of the 1 train for our longest hike at 3-4 hours to see all Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the Park.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8892, -73.8986 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/help-the-garden-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join us and pitch in to help with seasonal maintenance projects in the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 13, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-moves Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/estuary-paddle Date: June 13, 2015

Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the Bronx River.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555645f731313.JPG Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Barbecue Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/big-apple-barbecue-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/big-apple-barbecue-block-party Date: June 13, 2015

Celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Event admission is free, with award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for purchase. Live performances from emerging and established rock, blues and soul artists take place onstage throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 13, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 13, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 13, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/basic-canoeing Date: June 13, 2015

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.

Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074f378730e.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 13, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 13, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: June 13, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Our Learn to Ride classes start you moving on a bike without pedals or training wheels so you can learn to balance the bike. Once you can get your bike to glide (continue to roll with your feet off the ground) and can control the bike with the handlebars and brakes, the pedals are added and you can use your feet to pedal the bike and keep it rolling.

Our instructors and volunteers will make sure you have a properly fitted helmet and bike before you get rolling. While you are on the bike you will be watched and coached until you are comfortable and competent enough to advance to the next stage. The goal is to have you able to pedal the bike and keep it going while avoiding any obstacles by stopping or steering around it. But even if you only get to scooter around on the bike without pedals, you are closer than ever to becoming a bike rider - just sign-up for another Learn to Ride class. Once you are able to start, pedal and stop the bike with confidence, sign up for Bicycle Basics to continue on your way to becoming a bike rider.

For more information and to register, please visit the the event's website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City. This walk takes you through the cavernous Endicott Batteries and Main Magazine areas of Fort Totten. Come see an unfamiliar part of Fort Totten, forgotten and mysterious.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074db749171.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:18 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYC gardeners for a tour of Freshkills Park and see land transformation on an expansive scale. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is the world’s largest landfill to park conversion project. The tour will show how balance is being restored to this landscape of wetlands, creeks and green rolling hills with magnificent vistas.

You must RSVP ahead of time to this event as space is limited. A bus will be waiting at the Staten Island Ferry to shuttle registered participants to and from the park.

Please RSVP

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 227-1383

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting Date: June 13, 2015

Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.

Participants will take home a seasonal planting. Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT