NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:47:40 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 5, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 5, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/abs-work-out Date: August 5, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NBA Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/nba-nation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/nba-nation1 Date: August 5, 2014

Shoot hoops, score giveaways, meet NBA players, and watch the best amateur dunkers compete in the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown. NBA Nation will include a variety of contests and clinics with NBA and WNBA Players and Legends, as well as special appearances and performances by NBA Team mascots and dance teams.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square Park

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9904 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/meditation-class Date: August 5, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 5, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: August 5, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-activities Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/gallery-tour Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d67673b794e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 5, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-weight-training Date: August 5, 2014

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. This program is for people with disabilities, and Recreation Center membership is required. To find out more, click here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Maintaining the Garden Perimeter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension Date: August 5, 2014

We will learn how to make our own simple and inexpensive dog waste bag dispensers to hang on your garden gates. We will also discuss all the different
aspects of maintaining your garden perimeter year round, with particular emphasis on neighborhood relations and relationships with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: August 5, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: August 5, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night Date: August 5, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 5, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-circuit Date: August 5, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/evening-yoga1 Date: August 5, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra Date: August 5, 2014

Típica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s. Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) with Adalberto Santiago as lead vocalist. In 1975 Típica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”. In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Típica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist. Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario). José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Típica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 1983, Típica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Típica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City. The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed6aae18cb.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting: Evenings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/painting-evenings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/painting-evenings Date: August 5, 2014

As the sun sets colors change in the landscape. See what you can catch on paper with a range of hues in paint.

Artist Gerry McCleave will guide the group's painting. We provide paints, brushes andmore. You bring a light folding chair.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 5, 2014

Enjoy an outdoor poetry reading, featuring the Poets of Cave Canem:

  • Derrick Weston Brown
  • Kyle Dargan
  • Niki Herd

Presented in partnership with Cave Canem

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 5, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 5, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 5, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 5, 2014

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

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5019, -74.228 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61698b263.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Young Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein Date: August 5, 2014

Watch Young Frankenstein as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder is the professor who creates a new zippernecked monster. Marty Feldman is his assistant; Cloria lady of the castle; and Madeline Kahn is Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee! Directed by Mel Brooks 1974 (PG) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5392202d2e95b.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Big - with Spanish subtitles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles Date: August 5, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88bdce552b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Paris Is Burning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning Date: August 5, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

This documentary chronicles New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing, and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 6, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 6, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 6, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 6, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 6, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Little Bay Park to help care for a newly planted forest and tidy up the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, fence removal, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Utopia Parkway and 14th Road. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Utopia Parkway & 14th Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 6, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 6, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 6, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 6, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sit-aerobics Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: August 6, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Colonial Tin Punch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch Date: August 6, 2014

Learn how it was before electricity! Use recycled cans to make your own luminary. For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Nina Gulinello.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 6, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/body-sculpting Date: August 6, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 6, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6477, -74.0045 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361167cc50f6.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music and Me, Inc.: Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together Date: August 6, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children!

This event is suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: August 6, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children.

Suitable for babies and kids up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 6, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Rozz and Val Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show Date: August 6, 2014

The Rozz & Val Show incorporates tight harmony singing and high-energy pop, funk, rock, ska, hiphop, punk and folk to make for a sing-along-able, danceable, fun-filled show. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, The Rozz & Val Show is comprised of longtime collaborators Rozz Nash-Coulon and Andrew Vladeck and their band and dancers: the “Hotness Monsters.” They have worked in childhood education and music, traveling much of the world with various projects. "The Rozz & Val Show" released their self-titled debut CD in 2010 along with a series of music videos. They are currently performing for events and parties both public and private.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361436a8f107.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 6, 2014

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, The Okee Dokee Brothers, were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek, taking long bike rides into the country or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Their extended canoe trip down the Mississippi River inspired their GRAMMY Award winning album Can You Canoe? (2013 Best Children's Album) and their trek along the Appalachian Trail is the subject of their forthcoming release, Through the Woods (available May 20, 2014). With songs written by campfire and harmonies born on the water, the natural world is at the heart of their Americana folk music.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614eb9547e5.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-games Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain & Brother Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/catskill-puppet-theater-presents-sister-rain-brother-son http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/catskill-puppet-theater-presents-sister-rain-brother-son Date: August 6, 2014

Children will love this musical nature tale that features lots of audience participation.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 6, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dunes 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology Date: August 6, 2014

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

This educational 'walk and talk' is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of Conference House Park's waterfront environment: the signature bluffs, dunes, meadows, and wetlands. The walk will highlight some of the resiliency initiatives being undertaken to better protect and safeguard the shoreline from future severe weather events.

Multiple events (including drawing workshops and a "Dendrology" walk) are running through August, please take a look at the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3b9255e42d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adaptive-activities Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/meditation-classadults Date: August 6, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/recycletoart Date: August 6, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/chess-club Date: August 6, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-family-festival Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: August 6, 2014

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration online is required. Registration will open one month prior to tournament date. If space allows, then on-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:30p.m.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
*Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Abiah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 6, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured musician: Abiah
"A singer with an innate ability for passionate songwriting" (Billboard), he has an unbelievable voice, irrepressible spirit, and unassailable taste in music.

ABIAH, vocals
David Rosenthal, guitar
Keith Witty, bass
Chris Eddleton, drums

Program: Songs from ABIAH's critically acclaimed album Life As A Ballad and new songs from his upcoming new album B O T T L E S.

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Jack & The Beanstalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/jack-the-beanstalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/jack-the-beanstalk Date: August 6, 2014

Jack is looking for adventure, but what he gets is more than he bargained for.

Presented by Patty Cake Theatre and sponsored by Council Member Rafael Espinal.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: August 6, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein1 Date: August 6, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Highbridge Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536aa68080432.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: August 6, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Highbridge Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7023c06de.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-hatha-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

Find refuge from city life with a blissful yoga class! Reduce your stress levels and increase energy by working with your body and breath. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the class for program updates. A limited number of mats are available onsite, please bring your own mat. Drop-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Participants must present their Member’s ID card or a printed program registration form at the front gate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8887c5dcae.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira Date: August 6, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-garden-walk Date: August 6, 2014

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens.

Tours vary by week; come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobile Mondays LIVE - The Salsoul Edition featuring Joe Bataan / First Choice / Double Exposure / Instant Funk / Ladies of Skyy / Carol Williams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams Date: August 6, 2014

Mobile Mondays! & Salsoul Records have partnered to bring you a classic NYC Dance Experience. Mobile Mondays! is the premier all 45's vinyl night & music movement with a Mission to Save the Music, Preserve DJ Culture & Bring Back the Vibe & Soul of NYC. Originating in 1974 - NYC based Salsoul Records - named by Joe Bataan for his love of Salsa & Soul Music - is one of the most influential record companies in the disco era that has shaped the dance music industry for the last 40 years. Salsoul classics like - "My Love is Free", "Let No Man Put Asunder", "Call Me", "Got My Mind Made up" helped shape today's dance music & still control dance floors to this day. The show will feature The MM All Star DJ's, Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour, $$$Mike. The event will be hosted by MM Hosts Miss Rebecca & Snkr Joe & Salsoul Records Label Manager, Rachael Hardway. Mobile Mondays! takes place every Monday 10pm at The Bowery Electric & gives music lovers a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic.

Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

The three-piece female disco group First Choice was influential to early house music and the Salsoul Records movement. Their tracks “Let No Man Put Asunder” and “Dr. Love” are two of the most sampled tracks from the Salsoul catalog. Original group members Ursula Herring & Annette Hardeman will be joined on stage by disco artist Wardell Piper (“Super Sweet”) for their performance.

Double Exposure is one of the most prominent American-Disco groups of the Salsoul era known as the first group to release the 12-inch single. Their 1976 album chart-topping album Ten Percent featured a pair of major club hits including "Ten Percent" and "My Love is Free." Members James Williams, Joseph Harris, Charles Whittington & Leonard "Butch" Davis are actively touring and making music to this day.

Instant Funk burst onto the '70s disco scene with the million-selling single "I Got My Mind Made Up" and their Gold album Instant Funk. Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan and engineer Bob Blank’s 1979 remix of “I Got My Mind Made Up” quickly flooded dance floors across the country. The band started out with the core lineup of bassist Raymond Earl, drummer Scotty Miller, and guitarist Kim Miller and later expanded to include additional members.

Skyy enjoyed worldwide success with their distinctive blend of sassy vocals, funky bass lines and thumping guitar licks. The Ladies of Skyy, Denise, Delores and Bonny are best known for their release of the Skyy Line album in late 1981. Their hit song “Call Me” became the first #1 R&B hit followed by their 1984 release of Inner City.

At a time when disco was still breaking into the mainstream, Carol Williams was one of the few female vocalists in the genre to hold stake in other creative elements of her craft besides singing. Working with producer Vincent Montana Jr., she not only selected a good share of material for her Salsoul debut album, 'Lectric Lady, but also co-wrote three selections and acted as co-publisher. 'Lectric Lady was released in 1977 and featured hits such as "Come Back" and "Love Is You."

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534edc9e617ab.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:41 EDT