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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:20:07 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[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, Cabaret]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 7, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs.

Today's music will come from the musicals Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, and Cabaret.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 7, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)
There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.
Pre-registration is required online at www.bryantpark.org/calendar.
On-site registration will open at 12:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20 p.m.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 7, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Aquatic Garden Q&A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a Date: August 7, 2014

Tour the Aquatic Garden at its peak with Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh.

Discover why the water is black and learn how we cultivate dramatic aquatic plants like the sacred lotus and colorful tropical water lilies. Pick up some professional hints for home water gardens, large and small.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbfe256a9f5.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/learn-to-draw Date: August 7, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 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 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adaptive-activities Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Flutterby Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly Date: August 7, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets.

Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. In the summer, the flower gardens come to life with flittering and fluttering butterflies and moths.

This week, join us as we read stories and do a movement piece about the life cycles of these colorful creatures. Our books this week are Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horáek, Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc24ed4be8f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-crew1 Date: August 7, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/sherman-creek-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/sherman-creek-gardening Date: August 7, 2014

Join our Sherman Creek Garden Crew for an evening of weeding and garden maintenance around the park. Learn about the various projects the garden crew works and how these efforts support New York Restoration Project’s approach to sustainable horticulture.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Salsa with Baila Socitey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment.

Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0e71e3fc.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/kayaking Date: August 7, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!

Children under 18 must have an adult-guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 7, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Temples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples Date: August 7, 2014

2014 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 16th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Temples Destined to become Britain’s premier retro-futurists, the music of this psychedelic rock band is a mix of scuzzy glam stomp, dreamy, 12-string-drenched folk-rock, droning ‘60s psychedelia, Krautrock, and more – all viewed through a very modern kaleidoscope.

Rain or Shine

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5355685670dd8.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/wheelchair-basketball Date: August 7, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/syfy-movies-with-a-view-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/syfy-movies-with-a-view-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof Date: August 7, 2014

The Tennessee Williams play comes to life in this film as Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor) and Brick (Paul Newman) duke it out while celebrating the 65th birthday of his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives). The temperatures are high, but the tensions are higher in this classic.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Cultural Tour with Queens Museum Director]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director Date: August 7, 2014

Jason Yoon, Director of Education, Queens Museum will lead participants in a stroll across Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The stroll will highlight the history of the park, its sculptures, and architecture. The tour will end at the newly renovated Queens Museum where participants are welcome to come inside to explore the museum’s exhibitions.

This is one of two walks. The first walk is on Friday, July 25 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

The evening walk on August 7th will end at the Queens Museum were participants are welcome to stay and enjoy free live performances and an outdoor film screening as part of the Museum’s Summer Passport Thursdays program.

Transportation will be provided at the end of the walk to the Al Oerter Recreation Center. The group meets at the Al Oerter Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbf62918976.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Howl! Arts Presents: Labyrinth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/howl-arts-presents-labyrinth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/howl-arts-presents-labyrinth Date: August 7, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Sarah resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy.

Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. But the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems. (1986) 1h 41m. Rated PG

Gates open at 6:00 p.m.; the film starts at sundown. Pack a picnic and bring friends!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sunset Concert Series: Rock and Acoustic Soft Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-and-acoustic-soft-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-and-acoustic-soft-rock Date: August 7, 2014

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Council Members Ignizio, Matteo and Rose are pleased to present a summer concert series in Staten Island's neighborhood parks.

Tonight's perfomances feature Gifford's Lane and James Santarella.

Parks will be open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd623b1a30.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hour and Trivia Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/happy-hour-trivia-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/happy-hour-trivia-night Date: August 7, 2014

Join us for the first-ever Battery Happy Hour and Trivia Night! Bring your coworkers and friends to show off your New York City trivia knowledge, and enjoy the gorgeous waterfront sunset.

For $25 you receive two drinks from the Table Green kiosk closest to the Bosque Fountain, from which all proceeds go to Battery Urban Farm. The non-tax-deductible portion of each ticket is $10.

You can purchase tickets here: http://bufhappyhour.brownpapertickets.com/.Please contact nbrownstein@thebattery.org if you have any questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Table Green (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7025, -74.0163 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dfd2d95206b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy learn-as-you-go traditional dances with live music from around the world, and cool, clean grass for your toes at this wonderful series.

Tonight's instructors, Retumba, will be teaching Salsa dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-circuit Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays

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

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 7, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mykki Blanco in association with MeanRed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred Date: August 7, 2014

Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a performance medium to express his larger ideas. In 2011 he began performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog.” Dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop has just begun.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351521b315c5.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Creative Non-Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: August 7, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

This workshop is facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 7, 2014

(CANCELLED for today August 7th ONLY.)

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Akie Bermiss and Soulfolk Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy live music from local musicians in the comfort of New York Restoration Project’s outdoor spaces. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

7:00 p.m. – Brooklyn-bred singer, keyboardist, and composer Akie Bermiss

8:30 p.m. – Sultry, mellow soul trio Soulfolk Experience

Dates and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c7ffc7a4b65.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Septeto: Tropical Vibes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sounds-septeto-tropical-vibes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sounds-septeto-tropical-vibes Date: August 7, 2014

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

Presented by NYC Parks & the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Unlimted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted Date: August 7, 2014

Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeares-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeares-cymbeline Date: August 7, 2014

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company will present a fantastic action-adventure story that combines tragedy, comedy and romance.

Please bring a blanket or low chair for your comfort.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 7, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire". A tribute to Johnny Cash.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5e9c2d4a3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Musical Salute to Hollywood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/concert-in-the-park-with-mitch-kahn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/concert-in-the-park-with-mitch-kahn Date: August 7, 2014

Concerts in the Park is back by popular demand with an all new show. Join Mitch Kahn in concert with a Musical Salute to Hollywood. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f622664b68.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 7, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Luke Bryan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan Date: August 8, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Luke Bryan perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 8, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 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/2014/08/08/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/2014/08/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 8, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/sit-aerobics Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 8, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop 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 introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes will be held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the Dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the Dendrology walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d7d75c66372.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 8, 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: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361170310cc7.jpeg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Music with a Message]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-presents-music-with-a-message http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-presents-music-with-a-message Date: August 8, 2014

Renaissance Youth Center is proud to present the dynamic and talented, Bronx-based Music With A Message (MWAM) Band! MWAM captivates audiences of all ages delivering powerful messages through soulful renditions of classic songs and innovative original compositions that emphasize issues such as gun violence, asthma (“Asthma Can’t Win”), homelessness (“We Need You”), and more lighthearted songs like “Pull Your Pants Up”. Ranging in ages from 6-21, this twenty-five member group is currently hard at work, preparing for their annual Summer Tour, where they are scheduled to perform 50-60 shows between June and early September. With performances at local parks and centers as well as larger events at Six Flags, Hershey Park, and Orchard Beach under their belt, the MWAM Band are conscious-minded youth, with raw talent, which they use to inspire positive changes within their communities.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e488eab398.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-games Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/water-festival Date: August 8, 2014

Join us for a fun-filled kids day! There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B. 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 8, 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: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-fitness Date: August 8, 2014

Get fit using exercises that work for you! This program is tailored for individuals with disabilities and limited mobility. Recreation center membership is required. Please find out more information here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/tai-chi1 Date: August 8, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 8, 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 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/house-tours Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-activities Date: August 8, 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: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 8, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 8, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/seasonal-crafts Date: August 8, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladybugs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/ladybugs Date: August 8, 2014

Learn how to identify ladybugs and become part of a citizen science program, the Lost Ladybug project, to help Cornell University scientists track ladybugs. Bring your digital camera. After a short walk around the nature center in search of ladybugs, we will make a ladybug note holder to remind us of the beauty and significance of ladybugs. Suitable for children age 8 and up.

This free program is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoons series. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 8, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 8, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 8, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 8, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/family-camping Date: August 8, 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. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 29th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 40.7281, -73.7727 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 8, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater / Master Class: Germaul Barnes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes Date: August 8, 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.

For nine years Germaul Barnes was principle dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where he received the 2003 New York Dance and Performance Award-The Bessie. Germaul Barnes is artistic director and founder of Viewsic Expressions Dance, a New York based dance organization that presents multi-media dance performances and educational residencies around the world. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Barnes was educated at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The recipient of many grants and awards, Mr. Barnes has extensive foreign experience as dancer, teacher, choreographer and anthropologist. Join Germaul Barnes in discovering the richness of CONTEMPORARY GROOVE and embody it's instinctual rhythms and organic flow.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Germaul Barnes
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8f4598eab.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Army National Guard Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band Date: August 8, 2014

The 42nd Infantry Division Band is comprised of soldiers from all over NY State (several are from Staten Island) that are committed to serving our country and local communities. As members of the New York Army National Guard, the unit was most recently activated to support Hurricane Sandy Recovery Operations on Staten Island, in Rockland County, and at Floyd Bennett field. Come out and enjoy our Army National Guard Band. We want to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

Bring a blanket or chair, sit on the grass and enjoy the great music being played.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 8, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-film-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-film-series-despicable-me-2 Date: August 8, 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

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Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f628802870.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu Date: August 8, 2014

The Washington Square Music Festival partners with the International Double Reed Society and New York University to present Sunset in the Park, a free concert in Washington Square. A highlight of IDRS’s annual conference attracting professional players from all over the world, the concert will showcase conference soloists performing music ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct The Village Orchestra. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

Rainspace: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Sixth Avenue

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Ziggy Stardust Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party Date: August 8, 2014

It came from outer space! The idea for this party that is.

Lola Star is nabbing from the stars for the inspiration of her next roller disco! David Bowie might've given us the iconic character of Ziggy Stardust, but Lola is cracking that martian space-pod up a little bit more and releasing visions of an intergalactic dream-scape.

Get yourself the best Barbarella look possible, or borrow your friend's Storm Trooper costume. It's time to invoke your inner alien and put them on skates! Lola Star's Roller Disco will transport you to a party in the stars where you can be the intergalactic star creature you were born to be. Let's blast off!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 8, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

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Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-streets Date: August 9, 2014

On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. The route runs from Brooklyn Bridge, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, to Central Park at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. View the Summer Streets map route

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Passersby are weclome to participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25' climbing wall, soar through the sky on a 160' zipline and explore a 179 years voice tunnel. View Summer Streets' schedule of activities

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbe1f13e728.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 9, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

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Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bird-walk Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

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Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 9, 2014

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner hatha yoga class.

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rockaway-walks Date: August 9, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 9, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 9, 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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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EDT