NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:15:00 GMT <![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/seining Date: July 11, 2015

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 11, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/training-and-mapping-711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/training-and-mapping-711 Date: July 11, 2015

Arrive ready to count some trees! You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: "The New York Botanical Garden Bronx Green-Up, Moshulu Gate, Southern Blvd, across from Metro North station

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86673041380000000, -73.88082504270000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Paddling 101 (Basic)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paddling-101-basic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paddling-101-basic Date: July 11, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 1st.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594058c8494b.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Gardeners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/yoga-for-gardeners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/yoga-for-gardeners Date: July 11, 2015

While we carefully tend to our plants’ health, self-care can get short shrift. Every gardener can avoid strain and injuries by practicing a few simple asanas. This class if for people of all ages and abilities. Bring a yoga mat or large towel if you have one, we will have some mats on hand to share.

Please let me know how many people from your garden plan to attend by emailing mobrien@bbg.org below or calling (718) 623-7385.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7385

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6946, -73.9432 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saltwater-fishing Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 135th Street Entrance, Harlem River Park

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81100082397500000, -73.93440246582000000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: July 11, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach Date: July 11, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

There will be a free fireworks show at the close of the event.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 9:30 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 11, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On Saturday, July 11, Ben & Josslyn Wheeless will tell the story, "The Patchwork Quilt," by Joan Aiken. Rachel Rose Reid will tell the story "The Pea Blossom," by H.C. Andersen.

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores Date: July 11, 2015

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in an afternoon celebration.

See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f68387afe7.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms Date: July 11, 2015

This is the second in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Moravian Churches Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6135, -74.119 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 11, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 11, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate Date: July 11, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 11, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 11, 2015

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends will be read by author David Stabler and a surprise sports hero.

Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-fun-day Date: July 11, 2015

Spend the day in the park out with the family. Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, games, and much more.

Don't miss John the Magnificent's Magic show, a puppet show by " Uncle Morty's Clubhouse, and the ultimate boyband tribute performed by "Larger Than Life".

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: July 11, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Elizabeth Street Garden: Lady Bug Release]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/elizabeth-street-garden-lady-bug-release http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/elizabeth-street-garden-lady-bug-release Date: July 11, 2015

They're not just bugs, they're our friends! Join us as we release 6,000 ladybugs into the garden. Ladybugs are helpful to the environment and control pests in the landscape.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Elizabeth Street Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.72214508056600000, -73.99466705322300000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park: Music with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 11, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's performer is Music with Patrick: rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550074da0926b.JPG Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 11, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[4Knots Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/4knots-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/4knots-music-festival Date: July 11, 2015

The Village Voice presents the 5th Annual 4Knots Music Festival, featuring performances by Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mikal Cronin, Screaming Females, Twin Peaks, Happyness, Meatbodies, Heaters, Surfbort and Heaven.

The 4Knots Food Court will feature Dos Toros, Papaya King, Luzzo’s Pizza, Harlem Public, and Crafty ‘Cue BBQ, plus drinks from Budweiser, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Murph’s Bloody Mary’s, Jarritos, Polar Seltzer and Harney & Sons Fine Teas.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 11, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recomend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Medicinal Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs Date: July 11, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a medicinal herbs workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults and teens in what we’re calling “creative homesteading.” Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients as well as child friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit Wyckoff Museum Workshops website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f2a3454ba.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA["66 Square Feet" with Author Marie Viljoen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/66-square-feet-with-author-marie-viljoen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/66-square-feet-with-author-marie-viljoen Date: July 11, 2015

Discover New York’s green underbelly with Marie Viljoen whose beautiful first book 66 Square Feet–A Delicious Life draws the reader into a world of unfolding city seasons, seen from the perspective of an expert gardener and cook. Viljoen takes the audience behind the scenes on a photographic tour of the wilder parts of the Big Apple, and explores the appetite her research awakened in her for the true flavors of the Northeast. After the talk, join Laurel Rimmer, Wave Hill’s Assistant Director of Public Programs, for a short walk to see herbs and vegetables in the gardens at Wave Hill. Free with admission to the grounds. A book signing with Viljoen follows at 3PM in The Shop at Wave Hill.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec390cbe31.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/drum-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/drum-circle Date: July 11, 2015

We welcome the Shorakapok Earth Keepers for a social gathering and drum circle. Please join us and bring a snack to share!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ecc793be07.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/youth-basketball-clinic Date: July 11, 2015

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Summer Associates will coach your kids through basic basketball fundamentals like dribbling, shooting, passing and more! For kids ages 4-5.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/gallery-tour Date: July 11, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, "Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature" explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of the Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec4803232e.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/guerilla-storytime Date: July 11, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage: Vicentico / Ximena Sariñana / No Te Va Gustar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summerstage-vicentico-ximena-sariana-no-te-va-gustar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summerstage-vicentico-ximena-sariana-no-te-va-gustar Date: July 11, 2015

SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. To celebrate its 30th season, SummerStage is showcasing nearly 200 unique artists.

This concert is presented in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference.

Vicentico
Vicentico has long been a crucial figure in the history of rock music in Latin America. On top of a significant career as the lead vocalist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, he has also developed a successful solo career. Vicentico boasts six solo albums under his belt (all certified Platinum), successful international tours, and MTV, Gardel, and Latin GRAMMY awards. His most recent album Ultimo Acto, was released in January of this year. Recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Kingston, and Buenos Aires, the album adds new takes to some of Vicentico’s most well-known solo hits. The album also includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Sly & Robbie, Intocable, Our Latin Thing and Vicentico’s wife, Argentinean actress Vaeria Bertuccelli.

Ximena Sariñana
Ximena Sariñana Rivera is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Sariñana has starred in and composed music for numerous films, including 2007’s Dos abrazos, for which she won ‘Best Female Actress’ at the 38th Diosas de Plata of Pecime awards. In 2009, she received critical acclaim, a GRAMMY nomination, and two Latin GRAMMY nominations for her debut album, Mediocre (2008). Sariñana went on to release two more albums, 2011’s self-titled Ximena Sariñana and 2014’s No Todo lo Puedes Dar. In September 2014, she was revealed as one of the judges for the reality talent show competition, Mexico tiene talento, the Mexican version of America’s Got Talent.

No Te Va Gustar
NO TE VA GUSTAR (translated in English to “you won’t like it”), was formed in 1994 in Montevideo, Uruguay. To date, the band has recorded and released 8 studio albums and 3 live DVDs, with every album going certified Gold or Platinum in Uruguay and Argentina. Their latest album, El tiempo otra vez avanza (2014) had a smashing number one debut in charts all over Latin America. NO TE VA GUSTAR has been on tour over the last decade travelling throughout South America, North America, and Europe. Nevertheless, the band’s heart and sound are firmly rooted in Montevideo. With its melancholic peace, the intellectual breeze of its pubs and cafés, and music floating in every corner, NTVG has built an expanding musical universe, inspired by the context of their hometown, as well as the stories they find and live along the way around the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559feeafebbed.png Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 11, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 11, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 11, 2015

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 11, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 11, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pearls of Wisdom: Brooklyn Then & Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/pearls-of-wisdom-brooklyn-then-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/pearls-of-wisdom-brooklyn-then-now Date: July 11, 2015

Three locals share their experience through dynamic storytelling. A discussion will follow.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/storytime-craft-qbg Date: July 11, 2015

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-magic-of-omar-olusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-magic-of-omar-olusion Date: July 11, 2015

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: July 11, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/youth-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/youth-basketball-clinic1 Date: July 11, 2015

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Summer Associates will coach your kids through basic basketball fundamentals like dribbling, shooting, passing and more! For kids ages 4-5.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 11, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Literary Geographies: A Celebration of Queens Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/literary-geographies-a-celebration-of-queens-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/literary-geographies-a-celebration-of-queens-writers Date: July 11, 2015

Come listen to this public reading of Queens-based writers at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Queens is one of the most diverse places in the world with over 150 languages spoken. This public reading is a celebration of the writers who reside in Queens, drawing upon their varied cultural backgrounds and ideas of place, be it within the county or countries far from here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ten Neighbors Community Garden Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ten-neighbors-community-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ten-neighbors-community-garden-cleanup-day Date: July 11, 2015

Please join the Ten Neighbors Community Garden for a cleanup day at the garden. They will be weeding, leveling the ground, and picking up garbage.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ten Neighbors Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.66472625732422000, -73.91648864746094000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 11, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/reigster on Wednesday, June 24th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6054, -73.9276 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 11, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gibney Dance in Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/gibney-dance-in-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/gibney-dance-in-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 11, 2015

Gibney Dance goes outdoors this summer, bringing their lower Manhattan performing arts center to the park. Join them for sunset performances on the river, class in the grass, and other dance happenings set against the Manhattan skyline.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summerstage: Hip Hop Dance: From the Street to the Stage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summerstage-hip-hop-dance-from-the-street-to-the-stage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summerstage-hip-hop-dance-from-the-street-to-the-stage Date: July 11, 2015

Hip Hop Dance: From the Street to the Stage is curated by Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio and Ana “Rokafella” Garcia Dionisio, Co-Artistic Directors of Full Circle Productions; and co-Presented by SummerStage and Dancing in the Streets as a joint celebration of their 30th anniversaries.

Multiple generations of hip-hop dancers, including Bronx-based Full Circle Souljahs, street dancer Float Master John, and Hip Hop legend Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr., trace the evolution of Hip Hop dance—from Breaking, Locking, and Popping to new forms, such as Flexing and Lite Feet—from the streets to clubs and theatres, and from the Bronx to Harlem, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Tokyo. The program will culminate in a cipher (free style dance circle). Hosted by Rokafella, with music by Behind the Groove DJs KS360 and DP One playing the classics that make you move!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559fee68f23f4.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 11, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park Date: July 11, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free movies in our city's parks!

Jurassic Park tells the story of an epic theme park that goes wrong. The theme parks visitors are amazed to discover real dinosaurs - until they escape. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Rated PG-13. Material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558dbf1435239.jpg Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Amazing Spider Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-spider-man-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-spider-man-2 Date: July 11, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

The Amazing Spider Man 2 brings Spider Man back to the silver screen. In this sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) faces off against the villainous Electro (Jamie Foxx) to save New York City. Rated PG-13. Parents should be cautious about bringing children under 13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Coffey Park

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B077 Coffey Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.6768, -74.0087 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b01a637628.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 12, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 12, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689453000, -73.97899627685547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 12, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-caton-ave-argyle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-caton-ave-argyle Date: July 12, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: edge of Parade Ground

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64959909615900000, -73.96794319152800000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-buhre-ave-pilgrim-ave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-buhre-ave-pilgrim-ave Date: July 12, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buhre Ave & Pilgrim Ave

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84725513774600000, -73.83334994316100000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-59th-st-2nd-ave-bk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-59th-st-2nd-ave-bk Date: July 12, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 59th St & 2nd Ave, Brooklyn

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64404735100600000, -74.02211308479300000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-middletown-rd-mulford-ave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-middletown-rd-mulford-ave Date: July 12, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Middletown Rd & Mulford Ave

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84348925724400000, -73.83579611778300000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-birding Date: July 12, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects, and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels are welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Registration is recommended online or at the Perkins Visitor Center. This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec4f9a6683.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hatha-yoga Date: July 12, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body. and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 459-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559eccb302368.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-exhibitions Date: July 12, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 12, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Friendly Vegetables and Microbes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-art-project-friendly-vegetables-and-microbes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-art-project-friendly-vegetables-and-microbes Date: July 12, 2015

Explore edible plants growing here at Wave Hill with visiting artist and sculptor S. E. Nash. Then, through the lens of a microscope, take a close-up look at the fantastic inner structures of fermented and fresh vegetables. Culture a mixed-media collage out of cardboard pieces, recycled materials, and burlap.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ecbfa6170b.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[6th Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/6th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/6th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival Date: July 12, 2015

Join the Friends of Soundview Park's annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront. There will be free performances for all ages, family-friendly fun, and educational activities, as well as fitness and recreational programming.

Schedule:

Health and Fitness
10:00 a.m. - Fitness walking (New York Walkers Club)
12:00 p.m. - Boxing Fitness and Workout (Boxingology)
1:30 p.m. - Hula Hoop Fitness
2:30 p.m. - Zumba (Boxingology)

Arts & Crafts
Butterfly Chromatography
Rainbow Bubbles and Hat Making

Live Music & Entertainment
La Bruja, Boom Bits, DJ Eddie B Swift, Eli Black, Division X, Dancers Choice Music, El David, and more!

All-Day Activities
Art exhibition by local artists, facepainting, and scavengerhunt.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82009887695312500, -73.87059783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594abdb4ca12.png Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park: Volunteer at De Hostos Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/its-my-park-volunteer-at-de-hostos-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/its-my-park-volunteer-at-de-hostos-playground Date: July 12, 2015

Volunteer with Partnerships for Parks at an It's My Park service project on Sunday, July 12th.

Partnerships for Parks is leading the effort to engage volunteers and community members to beautify De Hostos Playground in Brooklyn. We need you! Help us launch new volunteer efforts in this playground by helping with clean-up, bench painting, weeding and more!

Please wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor service project and closed-toed shoes. Activities appropriate for ages 14 and above. All materials and equipment will be supplied by Partnerships for Parks, as part of our It's My Park hands-on service program.

Registration is required, please register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

Location: Eugenio Maria De Hostos Playground (in De Hostos Playground)

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B358 De Hostos Playground 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7027, -73.9493 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northwest)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest1 Date: July 12, 2015

Join a fast-paced hike from the Greenbelt Nature Center to Bloodroot Valley, while learning about the fascinating history of Seaview Hospital.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northwest)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest Date: July 12, 2015

Traverse through the Bloodroot Valley area and learn about the history of Seaview Hospital.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoeing at Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate Date: July 12, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

This is an intermediate canoe program so some experience is preferred. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meadow Lake South (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7281, -73.8368 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/basic-canoeing Date: July 12, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach Date: July 12, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Fri, 15 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/smorgasburg Date: July 12, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/pier-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/pier-kids Date: July 12, 2015

Sing, act, dance, and draw! Join us for a weekly family celebration of the arts. Engaging activities will vary each week and will be followed by art projects from Private Picassos.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559438484d17c.png Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/checkmate-101 Date: July 12, 2015

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level!

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks Date: July 12, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 12, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores: Day 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 Date: July 12, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden and the Silleteros in Jackson Heights for the parade on 37th Avenue from 69th to 86th Street. After the parade, come back to Queens Botanical Garden for a day of music and culture with musicians and artists, various food and craft vendors, and a special ticketed comedy show in the evening.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c483988ced.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 12, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/food-truck-rally Date: July 12, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550063d24ef7e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/meditation Date: July 12, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Ira McIntosh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-performance-festival-ira-mcintosh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-performance-festival-ira-mcintosh Date: July 12, 2015

Ira McIntosh will take you on a magical musical journey through the wonderful wet world of water. From the mountains to the seas, with Central Park and Hudson River in between, we'll explore our most precious natural resource with stories and songs.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

Full Schedule for Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 712-4196

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse-tour Date: July 12, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation. For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (718) 789-2822 ex. 304.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 12, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/little-red-lighthouse Date: July 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Rediscover the history of this unique landmark during this open house, first come, first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-40th-st-2nd-ave-bk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-40th-st-2nd-ave-bk Date: July 12, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 40th St & 2nd Ave, Brooklyn

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65467015473400000, -74.01109457016000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-caton-ave-rugby-rd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-caton-ave-rugby-rd Date: July 12, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: edge of Parade Ground

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64989213732300000, -73.96699905395500000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-nature-walk Date: July 12, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk to look at what’s new in the gardens and woodlands.

Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ed63fb6734.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 12, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Weehauken: The Background & Aftermath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath Date: July 12, 2015

Hamilton expert Jimmy Napoli will sit down with Burr descendant and Morris-Jumel Mansion trustee Antonio Burr, Ph.D., to discuss the fateful (and fatal) events of July 12th, 1803, when Aaron Burr dueled Alexander Hamilton and changed the course of U.S. history. The event is free with museum admission. Advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/laughter-in-the-park-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/laughter-in-the-park-2015 Date: July 12, 2015

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 1), you can catch up to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org and www.laughterinthepark.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to celebrate the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the City a happier / healthier place through laughter.

This week's appearances include comedians Arthur Meyer, Seaton Smith, Lori Sommer, Nick Vatterott and Gary Vider.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73149871826172000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55864407b757d.jpg Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 12, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts Date: July 12, 2015

The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and a full arts-in-education program for schools.

Drawing on its Local 802 (A.F.M.) contract, the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s players are among the finest freelance musicians in New York. With the flexibility of performing as a small group or full symphony, the Bronx Arts Ensemble presents 100 concerts annually that reach an audience of over 50,000.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 12, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: ¡Retumba!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba Date: July 12, 2015

Retumba! delights with music and dance focused on the folklore of the Caribbean.

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT