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, 25 Jul 2014 18:29:42 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 31, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-moves Date: May 31, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island RC Modelers 4th Annual Charity Fly-In]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/staten-island-rc-modelers-4th-annual-charity-flyin5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/staten-island-rc-modelers-4th-annual-charity-flyin5 Date: May 31, 2014

The Staten Island RC Modelers will be hosting their annual Charity Fly-In. This year’s event will benefit the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Come enjoy the day watching local RC pilots fly models of planes from WWI to present day.

Donations on behalf of the Staten Island Children’s Campaign will be accepted. We will also have other Raffles and 50/50's available with all proceeds going to the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-brower-park Date: May 31, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park! Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day Date: May 31, 2014

Take this opportunity to care for your Park and give back to this very special part of Brooklyn! On It’s My Park! Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165e0bbb287f.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-roy-wilkins-park Date: May 31, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 31, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 31, 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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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: May 31, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 31, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 31, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day in Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-in-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-in-randalls-island-park Date: May 31, 2014

Volunteers are needed to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park.

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: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Moving Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/wave-hill-family-art-project-moving-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/wave-hill-family-art-project-moving-forest Date: May 31, 2014

Join visiting artist Virva Hinnemo as she creates a child-sized forest with movable parts out of cardboard and tempera paint.

Who will live and play in this forest? Make a mini inchworm pet or turn yourself into a brightly striped inchworm and together we'll parade or walk or inch along inside the forest.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park Day at Red Hook Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-red-hook-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-red-hook-recreation-center Date: May 31, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Friends of Red Hook Recreation Center to paint benches and perform a general clean-up of the grounds surrounding the Recreation Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8992

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6724, -74.004 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-washington-square-park Date: May 31, 2014

Washington Sq Park Conservancy volunteers will be doing a spring clean and working on edging lawns and mulching planting areas.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: 5th Avenue and Washington Square North (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7314, -73.997 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Mosholu Gully]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-mosholu-gully http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-mosholu-gully Date: May 31, 2014

The Bedford Mosholu Community Association and local volunteers will meet to spend the day planting annuals, painting the white pillar tops along Mosholu Parkway and Webster Avenue, and picking up trash in the surrounding area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: Mosholu Parkway and Webster Avenue

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8686, -73.8814 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/red-hook-food-vendors Date: May 31, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Yoga Glass: A Five Borough-Wide Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/greenbelt-yoga-class-a-five-borough-wide-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/greenbelt-yoga-class-a-five-borough-wide-celebration Date: May 31, 2014

As part of Outdoorfest, a New York City-wide initiative that celebrates everything "outdoors" from May 30 through June 8, join our friends from the Bernikow JCC and Wise Spirit Yoga for a free Yoga class, which will be featured in all five boroughs on the same day.

This class will take place outdoors so please dress for the weather and bring your own mat, water and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bernikow JCC

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5948, -74.1264 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-games Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Backyard Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/backyard-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/backyard-friends Date: May 31, 2014

Let’s enjoy what’s right outside in our backyard by joining the Greenbelt staff for a magical adventure into the forest. We will look for and talk about many forest friends.

Weather permitting, we will hike for at least one hour. If it rains, we will bring the journey indoors.T

his program is recommended for families with children ages 3-7.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-west-harlem-piers-park-at-135th-st http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-west-harlem-piers-park-at-135th-st Date: May 31, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

A limited supply of bicycles are available, but participants must bring their own helmets.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bike path at 135th St.

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8215, -73.9588 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Parking Lot

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 40.7766, -73.9238 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/freshwater-fishing Date: May 31, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 31, 2014

New riders 5 years and up learn to balance, ride, & enjoy life on two wheels. A limited number of kids bikes will be lent by Bike and Roll NYC.

Reservations required. First come, first trained.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bike path at 135th St.

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8215, -73.9588 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Love Your Body at the Pelham Fritz Senior Fitness Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/senior-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/senior-fitness-festival Date: May 31, 2014

Seniors, nurture your mind, body and spirit! Get active in light to moderate exercises. Low-impact options will be available.

The event is perfect for both fitness buffs and newbies! It is free and open to the public. Recreation Center membership is not required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[24th Annual Bronx Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/24th-annual-bronx-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/24th-annual-bronx-day Date: May 31, 2014

The New York Botanical Garden invites its Bronx neighbors and residents to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon of music and family fun. Activities include:

  • Musical Entertainment by Alive N Kickin’ and DJ X-Ray
  • Gran Parada Dominicana Del Bronx Dancers – Cultural dances by the group
  • Everett Children’s Adventure Garden – Children participate in a Scavenger Hunt, plant buckwheat seeds to take home, and make a viewfinder to explore nature.

Other Activities Include:

  • Photo Booth
  • Zumba
  • Hula Hooping
  • Basketball Inflatable Hoop
  • Face Painting
  • Sparkle Tattoo
  • Origami Arts and Crafts
  • Bronx Children’s Museum Mural Workshop
  • Just Food Demo
  • Over 15 resource kiosks for health, social, and education information

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 31, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2014

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

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 31, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Canoe Adventure (advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: May 31, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on a canoe adventure down the Hudson River. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Advanced canoeing programs are for experienced canoers only. Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 21.

Participants must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 31, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/fitness-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/fitness-fun-day Date: May 31, 2014

A day out for youth and families to take part in competitive games, sports, and fitness activities such as Tug of War, tennis, karate, Zumba, potato sack races, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Merrick and Baisley Boulevards (in Roy Wilkins Recreation Center)

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 40.6839, -73.77 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Community Composting Operations - Scaling Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/greenthumb-workshop-community-composting-operations-scaling-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/greenthumb-workshop-community-composting-operations-scaling-up Date: May 31, 2014

Want to produce more finished compost for your community garden and improve your garden’s soil? Join GreenThumb for a tour of the Earth Matter composting system, and learn advanced composting techniques, such as forced aeration and browns recipe manipulations. These techniques will enable you to take your composting system to the next level!

Earth Matter accepts and processes food scraps as part of the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program, funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation.

Please Note: Allow extra time for travel. In order to make it in time, you will need to take the ferry to Governor’s Island by 11 a.m.

RSVP below.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Earth Matter - Compost Learning Center

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.6854, -74.0252 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids - Clifford]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: May 31, 2014

Another pawfect day as Clifford returns to Bryant Park with stories and a photo-op with the Big Red Dog himself.

Produced in partnership with The Scholastic Store

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 31, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-west-harlem-piers-park-at-135th-st1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-west-harlem-piers-park-at-135th-st1 Date: May 31, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

A limited supply of bicycles are available, but participants must bring their own helmets.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bike path at 135th St.

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8215, -73.9588 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/house-tours Date: May 31, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 31, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: May 31, 2014

Learn the basics of adaptive sports! Kids will get instruction in sports like: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey, Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, and Track and Field.

Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program. This program is for kids with a disability ages 5 and up, and it requires a free Recreation Center membership.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 31, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 31, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bonkerz-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bonkerz-the-clown Date: May 31, 2014

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens.

He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Scandia Symphony Children's Concert in Anne Loftus Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/scandia-symphony-childrens-concert-in-anne-loftus-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/scandia-symphony-childrens-concert-in-anne-loftus-playground Date: May 31, 2014

Join us for a fun and funny educational music program for all ages from the New York Scandia Symphony! The program, "Fit as a Troll", will teach children about healthy eating and exercise habits with a fun interactive musical program. The performance is adapted from Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program and will feature musical arrangement from Frank Foerster.

The performance will take place in Anne Loftus Playground at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway at the Northeast corner of Fort Tryon Park. To get there by subway, take the A train to the Dyckman Street station.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bonkerz-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bonkerz-the-clown1 Date: May 31, 2014

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens.

He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/family-camping Date: May 31, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 21.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: May 31, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues!

Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 31, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-01 2014-06-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-chess-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-chess-tournament Date: June 1, 2014

All ages (kids age 4+ and adults) can compete in one of seven skill and age sections. All sections are rated by the US Chess Federation except Beginner. There is no elimination! All players will participate in all four rounds of the tournament. Trophies, medals and cash prizes will be awarded to winners.

Pre-registration is recommended at Tri-State Chess. On-site registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the tournament, and Round One begins at 10:00 a.m.

For more information about Marshall Chess Club membership and lectures, films, and tournaments call (212) 768-4242.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bicycling-basics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bicycling-basics1 Date: June 1, 2014

Improve your cycling skills and become a confident rider.

Bring a bike and a helmet. Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Asser Levy's First Annual Indoor Triathlon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/asser-levys-first-annual-indoor-triathlon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/asser-levys-first-annual-indoor-triathlon Date: June 1, 2014

Challenge yourself at Asser Levy Recreation Center! Swim, bike and run in this indoor triathlon.

All ages are welcome. Participants will compete in age divisions. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. to take on the challenge!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email Trevor at Trevor.Merk@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kingsbridge Green Revival Love Your Block Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/kingsbridge-green-revival-love-your-block-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/kingsbridge-green-revival-love-your-block-beautification-day Date: June 1, 2014

Join the Kingbridge Green Revival to help beautify the local block!

Volunteer to help clean up, mulch trees, install 10 tree guards, plant flowers and introduce a compost bin.

Children are welcome after 1 p.m., and must be accompanied by an adult

Please register by email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W 231 Street and Kingsbridge Avenue

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2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8797, -73.9067 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/forest-crew Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Invasive Vegetation Removal in Highbridge Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/invasive-removal-in-highbridge-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/invasive-removal-in-highbridge-forest Date: June 1, 2014

Join our Highbridge Forest Crew for a day and help them as they control invasive vegetation in Highbridge Park.

Learn about the ecology of the forest and the Forest Crew’s ongoing restoration efforts in the park.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Drums Along the Hudson: Native American and Multicultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/drums-along-the-hudson-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/drums-along-the-hudson-festival Date: June 1, 2014

Join us for this Native American festival and multicultural celebration, featuring Native American drumming and dancing from around the world, hosted by ABC's Sandra Bookman, and honoring Mayor David Dinkins.

Activities will also include Native American crafts, storytelling, and international cuisine.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-1076 x10

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5376880869754.JPG Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-games Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/smorgasburg Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/seining Date: June 1, 2014

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. Enjoy this opportunity to get up close with the waterfront and amazing aquatic life.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 40.6027, -73.9335 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Camping Skills Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/camping-skills-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/camping-skills-workshop Date: June 1, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Hone your outdoor skills and learn great tips to make every future camping experience memorable and simpler.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 21.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 40.7441, -73.7442 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/food-truck-rally Date: June 1, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/basic-canoeing Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7982, -73.9524 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 1, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5388c6b9a3560.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 40.7652, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/free-kayaking Date: June 1, 2014

Join us for a 15 minute trial paddle off the shoreline. Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:00 pm 3:00 am 40.593, -74.0612 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Andrew Haswell Green Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-andrew-haswell-green-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-andrew-haswell-green-park Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Haswell Green Park

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M108Q1 Andrew Haswell Green Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7597, -73.9576 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/basic-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/basic-orienteering Date: June 1, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs. This program is geared for beginners or those looking to practice their orienteering skills. Using a traditional compass is a skill that can be applied to many different situations. Bring your own compass or borrow one from the Rangers. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/house-tours Date: June 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: June 1, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: June 1, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 2:00 pm 40.7652, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs Date: June 1, 2014

Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view up close the mysterious horseshoe crab.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 4:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[goodyoga at 50 Kent Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/goodyoga-50-kent-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/goodyoga-50-kent-festival Date: June 1, 2014

Find your center with goodyoga instructors.

Please bring your own mats and water.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 482-7890

Location: 50 Kent (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7228, -73.9592 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Yesterday & Today A Tribute to the Music of the Beatles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/concert-in-the-park-yesterday-today-a-tribute-to-the-music-of-the-beatles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/concert-in-the-park-yesterday-today-a-tribute-to-the-music-of-the-beatles Date: June 1, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Member Paul Vallone and the Poppenhusen Institute

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 5:00 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 1, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: June 2, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

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 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 2, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 2, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 2, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 2, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 2, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 2, 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 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:43 EDT