NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 14:51:31 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[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: June 17, 2015

This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6:00 – 7:00p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156fda8d382.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 17, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sunset-yoga Date: June 17, 2015

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-central-park Date: June 17, 2015

New York Philharmonic marks the 50th anniversary of the Concerts in the Parks, the iconic series of free outdoor performances that have been enjoyed by more than 14 million concertgoers since 1965.

On June 17, Alan Gilbert conducts Bernstein's West Side Story Suite, featuring violinist Joshua Bell, alongside works by Barber, Gershwin, Copland, Anderson, Rodgers, and Sousa. After the musical fireworks, stay for actual fireworks.

To view the full schedule and list of performances, please visit the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks website.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5656

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Core and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more Date: June 18, 2015

Are you looking to activate all muscle groups? Would you rather engage your entire body than specialize in one movement? If so, Core and More is exactly what you are looking for! This quick hitting workout program will provide fun yet challenging exercises that will target all muscle groups. Gain muscle, improve balance, and lose weight as you go after that body that you deserve with Core and More!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 18, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 18, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 18, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 18, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 18, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/yoga-class Date: June 18, 2015

This yoga class is led by Yoga Vida and is suitable for all levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fitness-walk Date: June 18, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 18, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance/Movement Class: Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population Date: June 18, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population is a distinctive dance workshop program appropriate for older adults of all ages and abilities.

Wear comfortable clothes. Suitable for drop-ins. Join us!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fledglings: Early Childhood Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fledglings-early-childhood-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fledglings-early-childhood-program Date: June 18, 2015

Join Prospect Park Alliance Naturalists in a new early childhood program for parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Children will develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through outdoor play-based activities. Focusing on a different theme every week, children will begin to appreciate nature. The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 18, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 18, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather-permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited. No program on 7/2.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 18, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/waterfront-garden-tour Date: June 18, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required. We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 18, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/goal-ball Date: June 18, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Thu, 14 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power Date: June 18, 2015

If power is your goal and explosiveness is your objective, then Thrower Power is your work out! Thrower Power is a program that includes circuit style workouts designed to enhance lower body explosive power, strength, and flexibility. Participants will to use a variety of weighted equipment designed to maximize their lower body movements. This “off-season” athletic workout will offer benefits to athletes of all kinds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: June 18, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/nature-exploration Date: June 18, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 18, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: June 18, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/learn-to-draw Date: June 18, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 18, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 18, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 18, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: June 18, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: June 18, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Obstacle Course Playground will incorporate running, jumping, hopping and other activities for children and toddlers. Each session will culminate in a modified obstacle course that will keep the children coming back for more!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Perennial Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/greenthumb-workshop-perennial-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/greenthumb-workshop-perennial-swap Date: June 18, 2015

Perennials are plants like oregano or day lily, which grow and bloom in spring and summer, die back in winter and then return each spring. Perennials live for more than two years and for some plants, indefinitely.

Divide, dig up, and swap perennial plants to increase the diversity of plants in your community garden. Please come to the workshop with a disease-free perennial plant to swap.

This workshop is in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: River Garden

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2015-06-18 2015-06-18 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.842, -73.8766 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Christopher Agostino's Storyfaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/christopher-agostinos-storyfaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/christopher-agostinos-storyfaces Date: June 18, 2015

Original stories and folktales are presented in an inspiring fusion of visual and performing arts, illustrated on the faces of audience volunteers as they are told, with designs informed by traditional mask arts. This unique series of performances are enjoyed by children as well as adults.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 5:15 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 5:15 pm 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.8415 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: June 18, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 18, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also 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 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Band Concert: Hip Pickles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/hip-pickles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/hip-pickles Date: June 18, 2015

Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the world's most exciting interactive drum band.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7014, -73.8415 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: June 18, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night at Icahn Stadium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium Date: June 18, 2015

Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Whether you are an avid runner, a beginner, or a running club – all adults are welcome at this free event! Water provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551413a7b68e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden: How Our 19th Century Garden Grows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-evenings-in-the-garden-how-our-19th-century-garden-grows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-evenings-in-the-garden-how-our-19th-century-garden-grows Date: June 18, 2015

Every Thursday in June and July, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden are open until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The talk "How Our 19th Century Garden Grows" will begin at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 18, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-central-park Date: June 18, 2015

New York Philharmonic marks the 50th anniversary of the Concerts in the Parks, the iconic series of free outdoor performances that have been enjoyed by more than 14 million concertgoers since 1965.

One June 18, Charles Dutoit leads the Orchestra in Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture; Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto No. 3, with Renaud Capuçon as soloist; Stravinsky's Petrushka (1911 version); and Ravel's La Valse. After the musical fireworks, stay for actual fireworks.

To view the full schedule and list of performances, please visit the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks website.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5656

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Adam Lambert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/good-morning-america-summer-concert-jason-derulo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/good-morning-america-summer-concert-jason-derulo Date: June 19, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by singer Adam Lambert at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, June 19.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 19, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 19, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 19, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: June 19, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 19, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 19, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/tai-chiadults Date: June 19, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/nature-exploration Date: June 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 19, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 19, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 19, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 19, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 19, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 19, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/seasonal-crafts Date: June 19, 2015

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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 19, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 19, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 19, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/wheelchair-softball Date: June 19, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 19, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with Harlem Dance Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-with-harlem-dance-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-with-harlem-dance-club Date: June 19, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Today's dance is with Harlem Dance Club, which offers group classes, performance opportunities and dance lifestyle for everybody. At Harlem Dance Club, your individual style is challenged and complemented as you dance along side an eclectic group representing varied ages and dancers at all levels and training backgrounds.

Coming Up:

  • July 17 - The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Swing
  • August 14 - The Hoop Movemen: Hoop Dance

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae96e911cc.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 19, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/candlelight-ghost-tour Date: June 19, 2015

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:20 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:30 pm 7:20 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: June 19, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-06-19 2015-06-19 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Material Girl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-material-girl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-material-girl Date: June 19, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

It's all things Madonna at the roller disco party tonight! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: Special Preview of Lucky Chow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/moca-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/moca-cinema Date: June 19, 2015

Join NYC Parks and MOCA for a special preview of the upcoming PBS series Lucky Chow that takes audiences on a journey across the country showcasing how Asian Cuisine has impacted our understanding of food and food culture in the United States.

Lucky Chow, is a six-part PBS series that follows LUCKYRICE culinary festial founder Danielle Chang as she travels across the United States, exploring the Asian food landscape. Three 30-minute episodes from the six-part PBS series will be screened. Each episode examines a different food theme, from the ramen explosion to Thai Cuisine and features renowned chefs and culinary stars across the country.

This preview is co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media.

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out its calendar of upcoming events!

The Columbus Park Pavilion will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7152, -74 Fri, 15 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-prospect-park Date: June 19, 2015

New York Philharmonic marks the 50th anniversary of the Concerts in the Parks, the iconic series of free outdoor performances that have been enjoyed by more than 14 million concertgoers since 1965.

On June 19, Charles Dutoit leads the Orchestra in Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture; Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto No. 3, with Renaud Capuçon as soloist; Stravinsky's Petrushka (1911 version); and Ravel's La Valse. After the musical fireworks, stay for actual fireworks!

To view the full schedule and list of performances, please visit the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks website.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5656

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 19, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Priceless by Pierre Salvadori]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/films-on-the-green-priceless-by-pierre-salvadori http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/films-on-the-green-priceless-by-pierre-salvadori Date: June 19, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Priceless by Pierre Salvadori in Tompkins Square Park on June 19.

In this film Irène, an attractive young woman, is on vacation at a French Riviera resort with Jacques, an older and very wealthy man. One night, while celebrating her birthday alone, she meets the handsome and intriguing Jean, who claims to be a millionaire and adventurer. However, unbeknownst to Irène, Jean isn’t everything he appears to be…

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d5c1c5d4c.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 20, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 20, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks Date: June 20, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class Date: June 20, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: June 20, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels! This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 845-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 20, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 20, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 20, 2015

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

Bring a 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 20, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 20, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/zumba Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 20, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Planting at Alley Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-2 Date: June 20, 2015

Help the Natural Areas Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation restore a vital and dynamic urban resource - the salt marshes of Alley Creek!

Volunteers will remove debris and trash that is damaging a large section of the marsh and plant the site with native wetland grasses. Our expert restoration specialists will highlight the unique features of this ecosystem and discuss ongoing efforts for its care.

Please come dressed in work boots or study shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 20, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 20, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/forest-restoration-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/forest-restoration-volunteer-day Date: June 20, 2015

Remove invasive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs in two areas of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 20, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day Date: June 20, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: June 20, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 20, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-moves Date: June 20, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: June 20, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check randallsisland.org for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551311c235285.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Without Electricity!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity Date: June 20, 2015

Use bike blenders, hand choppers, and good old elbow grease to make delicious snacks without using electricity. On the menu? Smoothies, ice cream, and pesto!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced Date: June 20, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST