NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:08:08 GMT <![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-exhibitions Date: June 13, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 13, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f87f71a4e.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 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[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[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[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/training-mapping-613 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/training-mapping-613 Date: June 13, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Coral Reef Way is at traffic light across street from Stop & Shop entrance.

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<![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[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[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 13, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On Saturday, June 13th, Mary Ann Schmidt will tell the Italian story, "The Princess and the Golden Comb," and Jeannine Laverty will tell the Scottish story, "The Laugh at the Cry of Dawn".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 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[Columbia University and NYC Parks Water Safety Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/columbia-university-and-nyc-parks-water-safety-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/columbia-university-and-nyc-parks-water-safety-fair Date: June 13, 2015

Join Columbia University and NYC Parks for a fun-filled Saturday dedicated to water safety! Meet with the members of the Columbia University rowing team and learn proper rowing techniques from their coaches. Try out rowing machines and meet the US Coast Guard.

Parks Dept Chief Dockmaster will be on hand to answer any questions about boating opportunities in and around NYC Parks' waters, boating regulations, and requirements in New York waters, and provide Parks canoe and kayak launch permits applications.

Please note: Permits will also be available on site for $15. (check only)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Muscota Marsh Park (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8733, -73.9183 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5575c29b2f1ad.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments Date: June 13, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6467, -74.0024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 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[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 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:04 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.

View the menu for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party here.

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, 10 Jun 2015 17:00:04 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[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[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[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 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 13, 2015

Head to the Bryant Park open-air Reading Room to listen to songs and sounds from Big Jeff Music Live!

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 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[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: June 13, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for a fun afternoon of free activities for the entire family. Including games, crafts, rides and giveaways.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7916, -73.776 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hare Krishna Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hare-krishna-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hare-krishna-festival Date: June 13, 2015

Come to the Annual Hare Krishna Festival at Washington Square Park.

Enjoy music, food, educational booths, and fun activities for the family. The parade will proceed down Fifth Avenue and finish at the park.

An amplified sound permit has been issued for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 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[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 Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 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[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
<![CDATA[Scribble Art Workshop at Dyckman Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/scribble-art-workshop-x-dfm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/scribble-art-workshop-x-dfm Date: June 13, 2015

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum presents an outdoor art installation created by local middle school students. They participated in free Scribble Art Workshop classes in connection with Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and sponsored by our local businesses.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 13, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's playdate is Funkytown Playground: jump & jam with shakers, tambourines, bubbles, and more

Come on down to the Funky Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers & tambourines, get on board a magical safari or silly farm (props include animal masks) dance with bubbles, and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute.

Coming Up:

  • July 11 - Music With Patrick / rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute
  • August 8 - Sammie & Tudie / a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae823cda39.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 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[Gardening Workshop: Tropical Plants in a Strawberry Pot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-tropical-plants-in-a-strawberry-pot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-tropical-plants-in-a-strawberry-pot Date: June 13, 2015

Transform a terracotta strawberry pot into a sculptural tower of luxuriant tropical plants, perfect for a shady garden terrace or deck. Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer provides pots, plants and plenty of personal instruction as you design this verdant vertical garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566012e157a0.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:06 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 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:04 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[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/learn-to-ride-for-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/learn-to-ride-for-adults1 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 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108c9acc3f3.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Homes Lost and Found]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/reading-homes-lost-and-found http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/reading-homes-lost-and-found Date: June 13, 2015

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a special event in honor of the Alice Austen House’s 30th Anniversary and its celebratory exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark.”

Hear readings of short fiction by American writers Sara Orne Jewett and Gwendolyn Brooks. The works read will reflect upon Alice’s relationship to her home of 77 years. We invite you to share your own thoughts on what it means to “come home.”

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 13, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gallery-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gallery-tour1 Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd832173c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience 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 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 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 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie Date: June 13, 2015

A master illusionist, an amazing magician, and all-around great entertainer, Georgie Porgie is sure to amaze! Guests of all ages will leave in wonder, asking, “How’d he do that?”

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Knitting in Public Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/world-wide-knitting-in-public-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/world-wide-knitting-in-public-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join fellow knitters and crocheters in celebration of this special day. Socialize, exchange ideas, and get help on a current project. Beginner knitting instruction will be offered.

All ages and experience levels welcome.

Presented in association with Knitty City.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146a2590aa3.JPG Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Festival: Against Me!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/northside-festival-against-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/northside-festival-against-me Date: June 13, 2015

Enjoy a showcase of punk rock band Against Me!

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Powell Street Garden Workshop: Introduction to Beekeeping & Honey Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/powell-street-garden-workshop-introduction-to-beekeeping-honey-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/powell-street-garden-workshop-introduction-to-beekeeping-honey-tasting Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for a brief introduction to beekeeping and enjoy tasting local and international honey.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6634, -73.9018 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bombazo Dance Company Presents Folklorico]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/free-dance Date: June 13, 2015

Let’s make that drum talk! Join Bombazo Dance Company as they present folklorico with a flair of modern dance. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556efd5dbbd24.jpg Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[In The Park: Play Futures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/in-the-park-play-futures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/in-the-park-play-futures Date: June 13, 2015

As the culture of childhood and ideas about recreation continue to evolve, so do designs for our parks and playgrounds. Join the Van Alen Institute for a conversation about the future of urban play. We’ll discuss how everything from conceptions of childhood, trends in parenting, and evolving safety standards impact the design of our play spaces. Surveying the latest currents, from adventure and imagination playgrounds, to nature-based and intergenerational play, we’ll explore questions like: Is play just for children? Does it need a designated space? What should be the role of play spaces in exposing users to and protecting them from risk? What are our playgrounds getting right? What lessons can be learned from other places?

Participants: Amy Fusselman, writer and editor; Marta Gutman, architect and historian; Chris Nolan, vice president for planning, design and construction, Central Park Conservancy; Susan G. Solomon, architectural historian; Nancy Prince, deputy chief for design, NYC Parks

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Alen Institute

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.7414, -73.9919 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: High & Mighty Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/music-in-the-park-high-mighty-brass-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/music-in-the-park-high-mighty-brass-band Date: June 13, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and listen to the sounds of High & Mighty Brass Band.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Cinema: Birdman of Alcatraz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/conference-house-cinema-birdman-of-alcatraz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/conference-house-cinema-birdman-of-alcatraz Date: June 13, 2015

Conference House Park and the Conference House Association are pleased to announce the launch of the Conference House Cinema "Mid-Month Matinee Film Noir" series. The monthly screenings of Hollywood's classic film noir, award-winning movies will run through June.

The screenings will take place in the historic Conference House lower meeting room/kitchen. All films will start at 4 p.m.

June's installment is the 1962 classic "Birdman of Alcatraz", starring the legendary Burt Lancaster.

Suggested donation is $5.00, which includes popcorn, cookies, and refreshments.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556db680e20bd.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Dinner Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-dinner-a-night-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-dinner-a-night-under-the-stars Date: June 13, 2015

PopUp Dinner Brooklyn presented by Acura is back on Saturday, June 13, for another unforgettable evening under the stars in Prospect Park. Imagine thousands of people, dressed in white, flocking to a secret location in the Park for a dining experience unlike any other.

The idea is simple: bring inspired table décor and a feast to enjoy with family and friends. Enjoy live music by a special guest performer to be revealed in the lead up to the event (last year’s featured Ben Folds!), and a DJ set and dancing. Guests are informed of the location just a few hours before the event, and a few hours following the event, no trace is left behind.

Organized by Hand Made Events in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, all proceeds benefit the ongoing care and maintenance of Prospect Park. Just another reason to be a part of this special evening! Tickets avilable at prospectpark.org/popup.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55369a1b6d4f0.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 13, 2015

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

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108cf909b96.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet Date: June 13, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557a0437f3692.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/movies-in-the-parks-maleficent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/movies-in-the-parks-maleficent Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In a kind of prequel of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent tells the story of the title character, played by Angelina Jolie, who engages in a life-changing battle. As ruler of her land, she fights the king who rules the neighboring land, and meets and falls in love with his son, Stefan. When Stefan grows up, he turns on Maleficent, causing her to vengefully kidnap his first child, Sleeping Beauty. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5023, -74.2541 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570bdca6bb69.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: June 14, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.6864, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552304137baba.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 14, 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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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 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[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 14, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Pug Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/annual-pug-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/annual-pug-fun-day Date: June 14, 2015

Join us for a fun day of canine-filled activities, including a costume contest, on the lawn of the Alice Austen House.

Presented with the Pug Dog Club of Greater New York, Inc. BYOP (Bring your own pug [or pup]).

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 14, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-birding Date: June 14, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds.

Birders of all levels welcome! Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. This event will be canceled if there is severe weather.

Registration is recommended here or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. This event is free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fbe029dc4.jpg Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-exhibitions Date: June 14, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/hatha-yoga Date: June 14, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f94aca23a.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: June 14, 2015

Cut nature shapes from bright, multi-colored tissue paper. Then, with a simple papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns to brighten and make magical your summer days and nights.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fcf6ed8d3.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-bird-watching Date: June 14, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family bird watching tours.

After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Please note: this tour leaves promptly at 10 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble Date: June 14, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

This event is for families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55536b2a6d810.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-north Date: June 14, 2015

Discover Reeds Basket Willow Swamp and Chapin Woods on this long-distance, fast-paced hike beginning at High Rock Park. This hike will be three to four hours depending on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Registration preferred.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/training-mapping-614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/training-mapping-614 Date: June 14, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Coral Reef Way is traffic light at entrance to Stop & Shop.

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58900964410000000, -73.79879236220000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Touranment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bryant-park-chess-touranment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bryant-park-chess-touranment Date: June 14, 2015

Join aspiring grandmasters on the Fountain Terrace for a chess tournament sponsored by Tri-State Chess. The tournament is limited to school-age players only.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c688b59fb7.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Native American festival and multicultural celebration, featuring drumming and dancing from around the world. Drums Along the Hudson is hosted by ABC's Sandra Bookman, and this year will be honoring NAACP Image Award Winning Actress, Tichina Arnold and his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts and visits from Captain Planet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e7898a7110.png Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/smorgasburg Date: June 14, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 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 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 14, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/freshwater-fishing Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served.

Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108d948e4c9.JPG Tue, 12 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 14, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/training-and-mapping-614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/training-and-mapping-614 Date: June 14, 2015

Arrive ready to map! This is a free event, all equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available. You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67553000000000000, -73.99188100000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 14, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Barbecue Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/big-apple-barbecue-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/big-apple-barbecue-block-party Date: June 14, 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.

View the menu for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/meditation Date: June 14, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f9e825aa1.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 14, 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 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bones-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bones-tour Date: June 14, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.

This tour is suitable for adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations are required. Please call (718) 789-2822 ex. 304.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 11 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: June 14, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center. The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Limited to 20 people. Reservations not required.

NOTE: Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: June 14, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-day Date: June 14, 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: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7359, -73.8054 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-nature-walk Date: June 14, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk to look at what’s new in the gardens and woodlands.

Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fee3e0f4c.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 14, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival at the Urban Meadow Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/8th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival-at-the-urban-meadow-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/8th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival-at-the-urban-meadow-garden Date: June 14, 2015

Please enjoy a day of cutting-edge jazz music at the Urban Meadow Community Garden in Red Hook. Featuring Trio X & Rosi Hertlein, Ben Monder Trio, Ahmed Abdullah Trio, Alon Nechushtan Quintet, and Jason Kao Hwang / Amygdala.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6842, -74.0051 Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ben Christo's Open Studio Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/open-studio-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/open-studio-day Date: June 14, 2015

Join us for a chance to see artist Ben Christo in his element in one of the period rooms. Stop by to catch a glimpse of the artist at work creating a one of a kind masterpiece.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Tamara Johnson and Eto Otitigbe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/meet-the-artists-tamara-johnson-and-eto-otitigbe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/meet-the-artists-tamara-johnson-and-eto-otitigbe Date: June 14, 2015

Join us for an artist talk with Tamara Johnson and Eto Otitigbe, who will discuss the installations they have on view in the Sunroom Project Space and describe their artistic process.

Otitigbe creates mixed-media sculptural forms in the Sunroom, which combine the man-made and the organic, using engineered, repurposed materials. His multi-step process results in a small series of relief panels and sculptures inspired by organic patterns and algorithms that reference natural mathematical phenomena.

In the Sun Porch, Johnson installs a whimsical replica of the stone balustrade bordering Wave Hill’s lower lawn. Her installation calls attention to the function of architecture to delineate space, shift pathways, and frame viewpoints. Appearing to enter through the Sun Porch window, the posts of the balustrade seem to deflate and collapse as they lose their practical purpose when put on display in the gallery.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556602705d23f.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: June 14, 2015

Join us on Level B where we'll be creating a table top planters for Fathers Day! Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/storytime-craft-qbg Date: June 14, 2015

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

This event is free with garden admission.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT