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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:37:51 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[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk Date: June 7, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 7, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class Date: June 7, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Park of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-park-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-park-of-the-americas Date: June 7, 2014

Please join MIRA USA to help paint, plant, weed and clean the playground.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 498-9510

Location: 104th Street and 41st Avenue (in Corona Plaza)

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Q172 Corona Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7492, -73.8615 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Corona Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-corona-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-corona-plaza Date: June 7, 2014

Please join QEDC as they paint the park fence, do some weeding and clean the green space.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Roosevelt Avenue between National Street and 104th Street (in Corona Plaza)

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Q172 Corona Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7497, -73.8626 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Invasive Removal - NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/highland-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/highland-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: June 7, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Highland Park to help care for a young, newly planted forest.

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

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

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 7, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

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 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: June 7, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a Nature Walk; learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8093, -73.9669 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 7, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 7, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-moves Date: June 7, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6552, -73.9624 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 7, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/forest-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/forest-volunteering Date: June 7, 2014

Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs with the Van Cortlandt Forest Restoration Team and Green Jobs for Youth.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding Date: June 7, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 7, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival Date: June 7, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: June 7, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farms Trolley Tour: Caribbean Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-caribbean-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-caribbean-culture Date: June 7, 2014

Join in the festivities of NYC’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

First, we’ll do some gardening with the folks at Roberto Clemente Community Garden, a space permanently protected by The Bronx Land Trust. Next, we’ll visit folks at El Flamboyan Community Garden in the South Bronx. Dominoes may be played! Finally, we’ll sway to the rhythm of live drums coming from the Casita, Little Green/Rock Garden.

Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx Storyteller.

Please arrive at station between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. There is also an option to meet at the first stop in the Bronx, at 10:30 a.m. Please call
for details.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at the email below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Bronx Trolley Tour Pickup

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8266, -73.9295 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park Date: June 7, 2014

Join the Marine Park Alliance for a clean-up project, including raking, sweeping and mulching.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 492-5193

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6086, -73.9375 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 7, 2014

Please join the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy to help weed, paint, and clean the playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Playground for all Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7384, -73.8793 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park Date: June 7, 2014

Please join the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean-up tje park. Community members will enjoy environmental education activities.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[McCarren Art Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/mccarren-art-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/mccarren-art-show Date: June 7, 2014

Discover new talent from around NYC at this art show! Both members of McCarren Play Center and members of the public have been invited to submit their work. From kids to seniors, art from a variety of media will be on display: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art and video.

All are invited to view the work. RSVPs are recommended, though not required. Email or call Benjamin Campbell at Benjamin.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 218-2380.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536bd92f683f3.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb: Summer Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway Date: June 7, 2014

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your garden such as gloves, garbage bags, rakes etc. One pickup per garden group.

Please carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation. If another garden group is picking up supplies for your group, you must call the GreenThumb office beforehand to confirm.

GT will also have many plants for our gardeners including Indigo Bush,, Chamaecyparis, Dogwood (the standard cornus florida, as well as red-twig and Yellow twig), several roses, Corkscrew Willow, Wegiellia, Spirea Anthony Waterer and other, varigeited Dogwood, Sweet pepperbush; Leather leaf viburnum, Korean Viburnum, Sweet William (flowers (just past peak)) Golden Top Hyssop, white spruce, Scrub Hickory, and Boxwood. While supplies last.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 7, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Scrapbooking & Sand Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/scrapbooking-sand-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/scrapbooking-sand-art Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: June 7, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-games Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway Date: June 7, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will lead participants from Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park on a historic section of the Queens Greenway that at one time was part of private road built by the Vanderbilt family in 1908. Registration is required.

To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 40.7281, -73.7727 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/basic-canoeing Date: June 7, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: 120th Street and Mt. Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8039, -73.946 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at MacNeil Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-macneil-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-macneil-park Date: June 7, 2014

Please join Coastal Preservation to help clean the playground, remove litter, rake leaves, repaint the basketball court and pick up litter from the coastline.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: MacNeil Park Entrance (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7929, -73.8487 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 40.8005, -73.9581 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Worm Festival at South Brooklyn Children's Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/worm-festival-at-south-brooklyn-childrens-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/worm-festival-at-south-brooklyn-childrens-garden Date: June 7, 2014

Please join the South Brooklyn Children's Garden for a fun-filled family event featuring planting projects, garden-themed crafts, and entertainment by the Dad Beats.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Brooklyn Childrens Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6852, -74.0024 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-opening-reception2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-opening-reception2 Date: June 7, 2014

Opening reception of exhibition of photography by students from Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 7, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 7, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Uncorked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/uncorked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/uncorked Date: June 7, 2014

Stroll through our historic town on a beautiful spring day and sample dishes from the area's top chefs. Enjoy a taste of fine wines and see traditional recipes being prepared.

Experience the creation of restaurant specialties as chefs demonstrate their favorite recipes. Taste classic American dishes and enjoy ethnic flavors.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x241

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids - Funkytown Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 7, 2014

Hey everybody, come on down to Funkytown Playground for sunshine, jumping and jamming galore.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Path Through History Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/new-york-path-through-history-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/new-york-path-through-history-weekends Date: June 7, 2014

Take free guided tours by costumed docents on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

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 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park4 Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Environmental Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/community-conversations-for-kids-environmental-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/community-conversations-for-kids-environmental-stewardship Date: June 7, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society! Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their family members through Jeanette Winter’s book, Wangari’s Trees of Peace, followed by a discussion and planting activity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535ab8ba59ed0.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 7, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse originated in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The Coast Guard relocated it to the west side of Manhattan in 1921. The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift with illustrations by Lynd Ward, published in 1942. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we open the doors and allow patrons to enjoy the views and sights on this mostly self-guided tour. No reservations needed, first come first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/house-tours Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[My Old Neighborhood Remembered]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/my-old-neighborhood-remembered-free-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/my-old-neighborhood-remembered-free-lecture Date: June 7, 2014

Join Avery Corman, author of Kramer vs. Kramer and The Old Neighborhood, as he showcases his film documentary based on his new upcoming memoir My Old Neighborhood Remembered.

The film documentary remembers The Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s and was chosen to play at Palm Beach International Film Festival next month. The film documentary will run for approximately 37 minutes, followed by a brief discussion with the audience.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537f685bab0ca.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Spectacular Magic Shawn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/the-spectacular-magic-shawn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/the-spectacular-magic-shawn1 Date: June 7, 2014

Magic Shawn prides himself with a show that amazes both kids and adults.

This isn’t a show comprised of cheap and obvious tricks; this is real magic that will leave guests asking, “HOW DID HE DO THAT?”

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 7, 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tea in the Garden: Scones and Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/tea-in-the-garden-scones-and-sachets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/tea-in-the-garden-scones-and-sachets Date: June 7, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of history and tasty treats. Our tea party will take place outdoors to enjoy the view of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s historic sunken garden. Learn how to properly “take tea,” enjoy a full afternoon tea service and create a beautiful sachet using herbs and flowers which were grown at Morris-Jumel. The event is suitable for adults and families. It will sell out quickly, so RSVP soon!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Owls and Falcons and Skunks, Oh My!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/owls-and-falcons-and-skunks-oh-my http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/owls-and-falcons-and-skunks-oh-my Date: June 7, 2014

Bobby and Kathy Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) bring a wonderful assortment of rescued owls, other birds of prey, and animals for visitors to meet first hand.

Registration is requested. Rain date is Sunday, June 8 at 3 p.m.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Spectacular Magic Shawn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/the-spectacular-magic-shawn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/the-spectacular-magic-shawn Date: June 7, 2014

Magic Shawn prides himself with a show that amazes both kids and adults.

This isn’t a show comprised of cheap and obvious tricks; this is real magic that will leave guests asking, “HOW DID HE DO THAT?”

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/family-camping Date: June 7, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: 12th Brazilian Film Festival of NY featuring Toquinho Tribute to Vinicius de Moraes / DJ Gaspar Muniz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summerstage-12th-brazilian-film-festival-of-ny-featuring-toquinho-tribute-to-vinicius-de-moraes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summerstage-12th-brazilian-film-festival-of-ny-featuring-toquinho-tribute-to-vinicius-de-moraes Date: June 7, 2014

During the 12th Brazilian Film Festival of NY, the centenary of Bossa Nova composer Vinicius de Moraes, will be celebrated with a concert at SummerStage in Central Park. Join Toquinho, Vinicius’ friend and partner, as he pays homage to the life and work of the great poet.

Antônio Pecci Filho, better known as Toquinho, is a Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer. Learning guitar at a young age, Toquinho's professional career took off in the 1960s at shows at the famous Paramount Theater in São Paulo. His first big hit was composed in 1970 with Jorge Ben Jor, "Que Maravilha" (What a Wonder), and that same year he was invited by Vinicius de Moraes, co-writer of the worldwide hit song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema), to participate in a series of shows in Buenos Aires, forming a solid partnership that would continue for 11 years and produce 120 songs, 25 records and over a thousand shows. After the death of Vinicius de Moraes in 1980, Toquinho went on to pursue a solo career, often performing with other talented musicians like Paulinho da Viola, João Bosco, MPB4, Paulinho Nogueira and Chico Buarque. Toquinho continues to record albums and play his music around the world. He is still very acclaimed in Brazil and Italy.”

Born in New York City in 1990, Gaspar Muniz moved to Rio de Janeiro at an early age. His parents, the multi-media artist Maria Mattos and the photographer Vik Muniz, fostered an intensely artistic home environment exposing Gaspar to friendships not only to artists but also to musicians such as Bebel Gilberto, Marisa Monte and Seu Jorge. These icons of Brazilian music have always encouraged him to become a musician due to his natural but still unexplored talent and his endless curiosity about the subject. Since 10 years old and throughout his teens, the young and outgoing Gaspar solidified his love and addiction to music and started to DJ at events and house parties. At the age of 19, Gaspar decided to move back to New York to study advertising and continue his Career as a “digital musician.” Never attached to a specific genre, DJ Gaspar Muniz uses his cultural diversity and knowledge in his sets by mixing a variety of music styles from different places and eras. Now at 23 years old, Gaspar Muniz is gradually becoming a household name in the underground music scene in New York City.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8035bc54f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents The Soul Rebels/Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen/Lost Bayou]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-soul-rebelsjon-cleary-the-absolute-monster-gentlemenlost-bayou http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-soul-rebelsjon-cleary-the-absolute-monster-gentlemenlost-bayou Date: June 7, 2014

A rousing triple bill that celebrates the many sounds of Louisiana. New Orleans’ The Soul Rebels, have been called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong." (Village Voice) Strong words, but well deserved by this powerhouse eight-piece ensemble, cooked up by its founders Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc to play the radio hits they loved in the classic brass band tradition they grew up on.

Jon Cleary is another Crescent City dreamer made good. The UK-born pianist has been living in and soaking up the musical legacy of NoLa for decades, and his current band is a mainstay at Jazz Fest and legendary venues like Tipitina’s and the Maple Leaf Bar. “Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own,” writes David Fricke of Rolling Stone, “but Cleary’s full combo R&B is as broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi river, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary’s vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-meters roll of his Gentlemen.”

Rounding it out are the incredible Lost Bayou Ramblers, from Lafayette, bringing a modern edge to traditional Cajun music. Their blazing brand of foot-stomping zydeco landed them an opening spot on this spring’s Arcade Fire tour.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg Date: June 8, 2014

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups will participate in a variety of garden activities. Registration required by Monday, June 2 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival Date: June 8, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Walk at LaGuardia Corner Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-walk-at-laguardia-corner-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-walk-at-laguardia-corner-gardens Date: June 8, 2014

Please enjoy a self-guided tour of more than fifty different rose plants nestled among its lovingly tended varieties of annuals and perennials.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 8, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Pug Fun Day at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/annual-pug-fun-day-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/annual-pug-fun-day-at-alice-austen-house Date: June 8, 2014

Celebrated in honor of Alice and her pug, Punch. Join us for a fun day of canine-filled activities on the lawn of the Alice Austen House. Presented by Pug Dog Club of Greater New York, Inc. BYOP. (Bring your own pug [or pup]).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53909aff49a0a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-games Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: June 8, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.
For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required by phone.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Drawing at Dyckman Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-play-date-drawing-at-dyckman-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-play-date-drawing-at-dyckman-farmhouse Date: June 8, 2014

Did you know that over 100 years ago Northern Manhattan was a rural place?

Artists visited to capture the views, including scenes of the Dyckman Farmhouse. Come visit anytime between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to see how artists have been inspired by the little farmhouse and sketch your own interpretation.

Drawing materials provided, while supplies last. Recommended for children age 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Path Through History Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/new-york-path-through-history-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/new-york-path-through-history-weekends Date: June 8, 2014

Take free guided tours by costumed docents on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

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 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Andrew Haswell Green Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/its-my-park-day-at-andrew-haswell-green-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/its-my-park-day-at-andrew-haswell-green-park Date: June 8, 2014

Join the Green Park Gardener(s) NYC as they continue to advocate for greener and greater flora at Andrew Haswell Green Park.

Support their beautification projects and enjoy access to our waterfront properties.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Haswell Green Park

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M108Q1 Andrew Haswell Green Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7597, -73.9576 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature FunFind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind Date: June 8, 2014

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Greenbelt Nature Center by embarking upon a quest in search of knowledge and fun. Along the way, complete various stations and activities related to the Greenbelt, and earn stamps and other prizes. From games and crafts to trivia and demonstrations, there is sure to be something for everyone. This quest is best completed in groups of two or more. Families, friends, and scout groups welcome. Upon completion of your quest, return to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a birthday celebration, complete with cake, surprise guests, and a special present for each of you.

This celebration is sponsored, in part, by Time Warner Cable. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster Date: June 8, 2014

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster. On the morning of June 15, 1904, the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River with approximately 1,300 people on board, including many children. In the course of 20 minutes an estimated 1,021 people died. It was the deadliest disaster at that time. Hear the full story about the General Slocum and learn the outcomes it had for the future of boating safety. Astoria Park also allows visitors to experience a unique view of the East River.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9238 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/7th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/7th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival Date: June 8, 2014

Please join Brooklyn's Urban Meadow Community Garden for the 7th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival!

As part of its continuing grassroots tradition, the RHJF is a 100% volunteer-run event that remains committed to being uniquely artist and community focused. It is dedicated to the support of the great music of jazz, the musicians who perform it and to bringing new individuals to the singular community-run resource that is the Urban Meadow Community Garden.

This dedication is clearly shared by those audiences who have come from around the world over the last six years to the Waterfront District of Red Hook, Brooklyn to hear exceptional artistry performed in a comfortable, unpretentious and beautiful urban ecological education center and botanical oasis near the docks along the East River.

2014 promises to be the most exciting year yet for the Red Hook Jazz Festival, featuring ten remarkable ensembles, all representing the incredible variety and history of this great American music.

June 8 Lineup:

Azares: Jean Carla Rodea - vocals, Ryan Ferreira - guitar, Joe Morris - guitar, Pascal Niggenkemper - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums

Ralph Alessi Trio: Ralph Alessi - trumpet, Drew Gress - bass, Mark Ferber - drums

Amanda Monaco's Deathblow: Amanda Monaco - guitar, Michael Attias - alto saxophone, Sean Conly - bass, Satoshi Takeishi - drums

Harris Eisenstadt Aberikula: Vincent Chancey - french horn, Sara Serpa - voice, Chris Washburne - bass trombone, Nate Wooley - trumpet, Harris Eisenstadt - drums, arrangements

International Brass & Membrane Corps: Ted Daniel - trumpet, cornet, Jospeh Daley - tuba, Charles Burnham - viloin, Newman Taylor Baker - drums

June 15 Lineup

The Museum Band of Teeth and Respect: Josh Rutner - tenor saxophone, Red Wierenga - keyboard, Dan Loomis - bass, Jared Schonig - drums

Welf Dorr Unit: Welf Dorr - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Dave Ross - guitar, Dmitry Ishenko - bass, Joe Hertenstein - drums

George Coleman and The Rivington Project: George Coleman - drums, Brian Charette - organ, Mike DiRubbo - alto saxophone

Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction: Gene Ess - guitar, Thana Alexa - voice, Gabriel Guerrero - keyboard, Thomson Kneeland - bass, Chris Beck - drums

DECAY: Tim Berne - alto saxophone, Ryan Ferreira - guitar, Michael Formanek - bass, Ches Smith - drums

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6842, -74.0051 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop Date: June 8, 2014

Queens Historical Society is happy to welcome back Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelley and the Daughters of the American Revolution for another genealogy discussion and workshop.

The Queens chapter of D.A.R. is one of the first in the organization’s history that was started by a black woman: Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273383920ea.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:52 EDT