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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:54:07 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[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5019, -74.228 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61698b263.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Young Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5392202d2e95b.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Big - with Spanish subtitles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88bdce552b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Paris Is Burning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

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

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 6, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 6, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sit-aerobics Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Colonial Tin Punch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch Date: August 6, 2014

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

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/body-sculpting Date: August 6, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6477, -74.0045 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361167cc50f6.jpeg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music and Me, Inc.: Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together Date: August 6, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children!

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: August 6, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children.

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 6, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Rozz and Val Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361436a8f107.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614eb9547e5.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-games Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain & Brother Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/catskill-puppet-theater-presents-sister-rain-brother-son http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/catskill-puppet-theater-presents-sister-rain-brother-son Date: August 6, 2014

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

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 6, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dunes 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3b9255e42d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adaptive-activities Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/meditation-classadults Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/recycletoart Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/chess-club Date: August 6, 2014

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

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-family-festival Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Abiah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Jack & The Beanstalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/jack-the-beanstalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/jack-the-beanstalk Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein1 Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536aa68080432.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7023c06de.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-hatha-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8887c5dcae.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-garden-walk Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobile Mondays LIVE - The Salsoul Edition featuring Joe Bataan / First Choice / Double Exposure / Instant Funk / Ladies of Skyy / Carol Williams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534edc9e617ab.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: The Big Lebowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerscreen-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerscreen-back-to-the-future Date: August 6, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In The Big Lebowski, "Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski and seeks restitution for his ruined rug with the help of his bowling buddies.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Non-Fiction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: August 6, 2014

Visit the Bryant Park Reading Room for readings from authors throughout New York City and beyond. This week, the reading room features:

Joseph P. Viteritti - Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream

Produced in partnership with New York Historical Society

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-pilates Date: August 6, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Los Monstritos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-music-los-monstritos-young-monsters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-music-los-monstritos-young-monsters Date: August 6, 2014

Los Monstritos are young "monster" percussionist virtuosos who hurtle headlong into a variety of Latin music genres—from plena to boogaloo, from bomba to bachata and salsa, from rumba to meringue. To these styles, they add their own twist, reflecting the hip-hop and regaaeton rhythms of their Bronx neighborhoods. The members are Nelson Matthew Gonzalez, scion of one of the great families of Afro-Puerto Rican music; Oreste Abrantes, a Cuban Puerto Rican powerhouse conguero; and Jason Gonzalez, bongo virtuoso. Los Monstritos are pupils of some of the best Latin percussion masters of New York. Their music is sometimes hip, sometimes steeped in roots... always explosive in its delivery. At Wave Hill, the percussionists are joined by upright bass, guitar and keyboard players.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d673f81a02f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/free-shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/free-shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: August 6, 2014

A slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness…and a dog. Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, until he lays eyes on his best friend’s sweetheart. This zany tale of romantic rivals, with lightning changes in affection, a maiden in disguise, bandits, and one of Shakespeare’s funniest clowns, asks the question: Is all really fair in love?

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 6, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Film: Bronx Princess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/film-bronx-princess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/film-bronx-princess Date: August 6, 2014

Follow headstrong 17-year-old Rocky as she leaves her mother in New York City to reunite with her father in Ghana.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the film. The film screening will be followed by a multimedia performance of “Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden.”

This event is part of the “Bronx Screened” film series. Curated by the Bronx Documentary Center, the series tells the story of the Bronx through documentaries about history, culture, politics, and social impact.

Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with Bronx Museum of the Arts

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8447, -73.898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c5594ee45c1.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-sidra-bell-dance-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-sidra-bell-dance-ny Date: August 6, 2014

Spectrum Dance Theater was founded by Seattle dancers in 1982 to make dance more accessible to diverse communities. Under Donald Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, Spectrum has transformed into a company of regional and national significance, igniting audiences through Byrd’s ambitious artistic agenda, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. The dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater are a small, select group of unique dance artists from around the globe, individually chosen and trained in Mr. Byrd’s singular approach to dance/theater - physically demanding and emotionally charged. The company has produced thrilling and challenging works in contemporary dance to critical acclaim. Donald Byrd achieved international visibility for the creation of his Harlem Nutcracker and for his Tony-nominated choreography for the Broadway smash, The Color Purple. No less ambitious in the 21st century, Byrd leads the company through programming themes that give audiences insight into his far-ranging artistic ambition.\

Sidra Bell Dance New York, is a boutique company of prolific movement artists based in New York City that presents innovative, kinetic, and provocative dance theater works. It has continually presented progressive, highly designed, cinematic, glamorous, and elaborate full-scale productions to sold-out audiences. Bell is a sought after voice in contemporary dance with a strong female vision creating works that ignite the imagination and explore the psyche. The repertoire is unusual, haunting, emotionally transporting, articulate, sensual, and highly physical. The work has become known for an atmospheric, unconventional, and spectacular quality that pushes past traditional boundaries. The company synthesizes the worlds of design, media, fashion, and spectatorship. THINK.FEEL.PLAY.EXPERIENCE.

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8f0978a62.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: August 6, 2014

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

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61be4d477.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: Lone Survivor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi Date: August 6, 2014

Heroes and hustlers come together on the waterfront this summer in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all free. Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last year’s favorite big screen hits!

Lone Survivor
Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers.

Presented by CITI

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53567937d29b6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show presents "Anchors Aweigh"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: August 6, 2014

This year’s theme: Getting to Know You! Riverside Park’s staff favorites. This film was selected by Park Manager Paul Evans. Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premiere movies. Open captioned.

Anchors Aweigh:

"Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical." IMDB.com

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

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers. NO chairs are not allowed in established ground seating sections. Ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome.There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f3879448c6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: August 6, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, and audio devices. Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Additional performances:
SAT, JUL 26, 8:30-10:00PM
Target Bronx Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1oKZccU
1025 Anderson Avenue, Highbridge
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

SAT, AUG 2, 8:30-10:00PM
Willis Avenue Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1qQN3pP
401 East 143rd Street, Melrose
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts

We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar: www.nyrp.org/calendar

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8447, -73.898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda Date: August 7, 2014

Start your Thursday mornings getting centered with Atmananda Yoga Sequence’s Wake Up Yoga during Summer in the Square. Atmananda Yoga Sequence was inspired by a vision of community to create a haven where people can quiet their minds. The yoga studio specializes in Vinyasa yoga, which helps to promote proper alignment, and a deeper understanding of practice and well being. Every Thursday at 7 AM, one of Atmananda’s highly trained yoga instructors will lead a class on Union Square Park’s South Plaza.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539713d71a839.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit With Reebok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Get familiar with our new neighbors every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Reebok’s CrossFit class held on Union Square Park’s South Plaza. Reebok’s CrossFit Union Square program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Begin your mornings with this 50-minute, heart-pumping class, which will guarantee a great start to your day!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19f30dc34b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/couch-to-2-mile-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/couch-to-2-mile-group-run Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 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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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: August 7, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/fitness-walk Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 7, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 7, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: "Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 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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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: August 7, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT