NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:26:56 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[Cooking Demo: Flavorsome Flora - Lemon Scented Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/cooking-demo-flavorsome-flora-lemon-scented-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/cooking-demo-flavorsome-flora-lemon-scented-herbs Date: August 10, 2014

Join us for a summer-long celebration of aromatic herbs. Sample dishes prepared by chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, including iced lemon-verbena infusion with clover honey, sautéed zucchini and summer squashes with lemon thyme and sea salt, and basic Southeast Asian-style lemongrass broth. Then stroll in the garden with a horticultural interpreter to see the featured ingredients in their summer glory. Lemon thyme, lemon verbena and lemon grass are just a few herbs that mimic the scent and flavor of fresh lemons. Learn how to grow lemon-scented herbs and pucker up for recipes flavored with their zesty essence. Tour the Herb Garden afterwards to see these herbs “in the leaf.”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1b0ced950.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-sunday-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-sunday-programs Date: August 10, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 10, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1615c313f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Poland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/a-taste-of-poland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/a-taste-of-poland Date: August 10, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food and culture of Poland, to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion.

You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 and1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, New York.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3d59752e4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 10, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs in association with Giant Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey Date: August 10, 2014

The last year or so has certainly been a wild and wonderful ride for Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg: from years dedicated to busking the streets of towns and cities across the globe, to worldwide recognition. Long before Passenger's unmistakable voice unexpectedly found a home on mainstream radio waves around the world, Rosenberg was committed to taking his music to the people literally one street at a time. When the Brighton UK-born artist's band broke up in 2007, Rosenberg inadvertently set about forging his own musical path as a genuine troubadour. He held onto the band's name, and began travelling across countries and continents, armed with only his guitar and his voice and a swag of unique songs. After nearly three years of travelling and three albums, Passenger had established itself as one of the most popular new acts on the Australian live circuit and started to regularly sell out rooms and theatres of 500-plus. It wasn't until the release of his second single, "Let Her Go," on his 4th album that the rest of the world began to tune in. "Let Her Go" has topped the 2.5 million mark in global sales, as well as over 78 million YouTube hits so far. Of course, you can still catch Passenger busking in almost every city he visits -- only nowadays, it's pretty much standing-room only!

Born to a Jamaican father and British mother, Liam Bailey’s musical influences range from soul to reggae, and punk to R&B. While his voice is often compared to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, he’s as likely to reference Etta James as he is The Smiths. Known for co-writing Chase & Status’ Top 5 smash: “Blind Faith feat. Liam Bailey,” Liam’s initial introduction to the music business came via the late Amy Winehouse who, after meeting him released his first 2 EPs on her Lioness Records imprint. Amy first heard Liam’s music through a mutual friend & acclaimed producer Salaam Remi, who amongst others, is working with Liam on his debut album. The album, which was also co-written and produced by Bailey will be released by Flying Buddha (Sony Music Masterworks) in August, coinciding with a U.S. tour.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee2d7cd5aa.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/zumba Date: August 10, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunset-family-festival Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 10, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company, as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy the Jan Leder Quintet featuring vocalist Andrea Wolper for an evening of smooth jazz music.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Xross Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness Date: August 10, 2014

This exciting new class is a combination of dance, kickboxing, strength training, and soul line dances.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson River Park Trust

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7421, -74.0082 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife spots in New York City to view wonderful nocturnal animals which call the park their home. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/early-morning-yoga Date: August 11, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 11, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/chair-yoga Date: August 11, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 11, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611a19e42a1.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kojo Odu Roney and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-presents-kojo-odu-roney-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-presents-kojo-odu-roney-and-friends Date: August 11, 2014

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536154dc28a5a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/monday-movement Date: August 11, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: August 11, 2014

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

This clinic features the New York Road Runners.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/sit-and-get-fit Date: August 11, 2014

Fill your basic exercise needs through seated aerobics. This class is designed for seniors, and it welcomes people with disabilities. Recreation center membership is required. Find more information on membership by clicking here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 355-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Brazilian Portuguese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class Date: August 11, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Brazilian Portuguese: May 12th, June 16th, July 14th, August 11th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 11, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-activities Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 11, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Lover Come Back]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 11, 2014

Doris Day and Rock Hudson plus Tony Randall team up for a romantic comedy about competing Madison Avenue ad executives, willing to stoop as low as need be to score clients. Oscar nominated for story/screenplay. (1961) 107 min. (Universal) Not Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks on Cannes in the 60s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 11, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on Cannes in 1960, 1968, the seminal years in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dave Tafoya.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: August 11, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/outdoor-strength Date: August 11, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge: Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/books-beneath-the-bridge-bookcourt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/books-beneath-the-bridge-bookcourt Date: August 11, 2014

This free summer literary series outdoor readings curated by local independent bookstores, begins on July 7 at 7 p.m. and runs for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect.

This evening's event features writers from the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Marie-Helene Bertino, Scott Cheshire, Robin Black, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, and Julia Fierro will read.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Dirty Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/flicks-on-the-beach-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/flicks-on-the-beach-dirty-dancing Date: August 11, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In Dirty Dancing, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle while spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • July 29th, When Harry Met Sally
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)
  • August 25th, Gravity

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series: Reggae Night with Gyptian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian Date: August 11, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

VP Records presents Reggae Night with Gyptian and special guest.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity Date: August 11, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

See the rescheduled screening of Gravity, the Oscar-nominated film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • July 29th, When Harry Met Sally
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)
  • August 25th, Gravity

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 11, 2014

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

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8fb146190.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dr. Strangelove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 11, 2014

Join us at Cunningham park for an outdoor cinema classic! Bring a blanket or chair and we'll supply the popcorn.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) rated PG, 95 minutes

Rain date: Tuesday August 12

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: The Wizard of Oz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/waterfront-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/waterfront-movie-night Date: August 11, 2014

Follow us down the yellow brick road as young Dorothy gets picked up by a tornado which brings her to the land of Oz.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d90cc05c96a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 12, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/fitness-walk Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Clove Lakes Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/clove-lakes-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/clove-lakes-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Slosson and Drake Ave (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6193, -74.1187 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 12, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 12, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/garden-crew Date: August 12, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: August 12, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 12, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611a55ae1f5.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Rozz and Val Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361436a8f107.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 12, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-games Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 12, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: August 12, 2014

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

This clinic features the New York Road Runners.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 12, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/abs-work-out Date: August 12, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: HSBC Sustainability]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability Date: August 12, 2014

Today's theme is "The Business of Doing Business." The speakers will be L.J. Rittenhouse, Trust Expert, Financial Strategist and President of Rittenhouse Rankings Inc., and Judy Robinett, business “thought leader,” super connector, and author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/meditation-class Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 12, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/adaptive-activities Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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