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 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:23:48 GMT <![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-intermediate Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble Date: September 19, 2015

Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.

This event is free. No registration is required for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81449890136719000, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918c8455da5.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: College Essay Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-reading-room-college-essay-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-reading-room-college-essay-writing Date: September 19, 2015

Make essay writing easy. This workshop is intended for teen and 'tweens who need to brush up on their skills.

Presented in partnership with Writopia Lab

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-presentation-wonderful-woolly-bears Date: September 19, 2015

In the early fall, woolly bear caterpillars are on the move, searching for cozy places to hibernate for the winter. Meet live woolly bear caterpillars with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and find out more about the life cycle of these fuzzy, friendly creatures. Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out! Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50b3d40804.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 19, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. 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 Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Vigours hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 19, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

A master illusionist, an amazing magician, and an all-around great entertainer, the Magical Georgie Porgie is sure to amaze! Guests of all ages will leave in wonder, asking, “How’d he do that?”

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d1cb510b9.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Exhibitions Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/fall-exhibitions-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/fall-exhibitions-reception Date: September 19, 2015

Please join us to meet the artists featured in Wave Hill’s fall exhibitions. Field Notes brings together Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart, whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. In the Sunroom Project Space, two site-specific installations open, both by the 2016 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50c68d58e8.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 19, 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-Central 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. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/transforming-food Date: September 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Summer Street Theater Tour: Teach It Right, or Right to Teach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach Date: September 19, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour with "Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach," a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC.

Free performances will tour city streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

The production tells the story of a NYC middle school student who is about to enter high school. His school often has no heat in winter, is broiling hot in summer, has no art classes, and a charter school is about to grab half its building.

The student, Michael, deprived of an afterschool program, tries for a part-time job at McDonald's, where he is caught up in a melee when someone bucks the line. Knocked unconscious, he is rescued by an undocumented worker, but dreams an Odyssey through the beggar/transient underground, where the king of the panhandlers is organizing an underground to fight the Real Estate Cartel, headed by B.M. Peabody. The Cartel wants to purge the City of anyone living at or near the poverty line in order to obtain a contract for the 2022 Olympics. Michael is sent to spy on the cartel, but is captured and imprisoned in the Glitter Clutter Club in the sub-basement of Trump Towers.

Meanwhile, Michael's teacher, R.C. Brown, is searching for him. He has suffered, like Michael, at the middle school, enduring budget cuts, teaching to the test, and spending his own money for supplies. He, too, is kidnapped by the Cartel to keep him from finding Michael but is rescued by the daughter of the King of Panhandlers. Michael and R.C. Brown, both now entering high school as student and teacher, are reunited to face the battles of NYC schools, where disputes over privatization reflect the challenges and struggles of the world outside. They will be leaders in the fight to teach it right and for the right to teach.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db837e60ad1.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: September 19, 2015

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park. Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue & Isham Street (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86970138549805000, -73.92060089111328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e5b88aaa450.jpg Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 19, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

A master illusionist, an amazing magician, and an all-around great entertainer, the Magical Georgie Porgie is sure to amaze! Guests of all ages will leave in wonder, asking, “How’d he do that?”

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d347e7800.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 19, 2015

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in early August. The safari covers one mile of walking.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008f717263d.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/washington-square-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/washington-square-dances Date: September 19, 2015

Using the power of dance to create community, Dances For A Variable Population will present Washington Square Dances 2015 at Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park at 6:00pm. This performance will highlight Dances For A Variable Population’s mission to promote strong and creative movements among adults of all age and abilities, and will feature seniors from the free Movement Speaks® programs, professional dancers, and the Red Silk Dancers. Choreography will be by DVP’s founder and Artistic Director Naomi Goldberg Haas and Sandra Genter, Alice Teirstein, Bruce Heath, Margaret Yuen and Tian Lu. This performance is free and open to the public.

Support for Washington Square Dances is from the NYU Community Fund and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-683-2691

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d6154957683.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-camping-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-camping-at-prospect-park Date: September 19, 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/register on Wednesday, September 9th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 19, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky: Constellation Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-night-sky-constellation-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-night-sky-constellation-stories Date: September 19, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky program highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 173 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84280014038086000, -73.93479919433594000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 19, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. As the sun sets, parks continue to be alive with energy. Get set to learn about bats, raccoons, skunks and other common nocturnal animals.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/movies-in-the-parks-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/movies-in-the-parks-the-wiz Date: September 19, 2015

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

The Wiz re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz, but is a classic in its own right. The movie stars a young, African-American kindergarten teacher named Dorothy who has "never been below 125th Street". After chasing her dog in a snowstorm, she finds herself in Oz, a place that looks just like 1970's NYC. Imagine that! Follow her as she struggles to find her way back home. Rated G.

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: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5164bda26e.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/photoville Date: September 20, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TCS New York City Marathon Tune-Up (18M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-tuneup-18m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-tuneup-18m Date: September 20, 2015

This popular race is held just seven weeks before 47,000+ runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The tune-up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase.

Please note that you must complete the full 18-mile distance and cross the finish line wearing your race number in order to receive credit for your run and appear in the results.

Don’t miss your chance to get tips from our own Coach John on training for the TCS New York City Marathon. RSVP now for our Tuesday eve, July 14, event in NYC, and you’ll get insider information to help you prepare for the big day November 1.

Event hashtag: #MarathonTuneUp—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive at 102nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 7:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.95500183105469000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 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[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 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: Caterpillar Sock Puppets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets Date: September 20, 2015

Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to create your own cuddly teddy-bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions!

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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50d5c54a4d.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/hatha-yoga Date: September 20, 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 Blissdirector 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 welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50ece8fc4d.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/annual-plant-sale Date: September 20, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 20, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 20, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 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: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Youth Running Series at Kurt Steiner Cross Country]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-kurt-steiner-cross-country http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-kurt-steiner-cross-country Date: September 20, 2015

Meet us in the Bronx for the Kurt Steiner Cross Country event. Its namesake was an New York Road Runners founding member, a competitive runner and race walker, and the man who served for many years as the announcer for NYRR races, including the New York City Marathon. These races, held in Van Cortlandt Park, are part of the NYRR Youth Running Series. They are just for 7-18 year olds and are suitable for youngsters of all fitness levels.

These races are timed and scored, and every child will receive a souvenir T-shirt at bib pickup on race day.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tortoise and Hare Statue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.89413833618164000, -73.89596557617188000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Youth Running Series at Kurt Steiner Cross Country]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-kurt-steiner-cross-country1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-kurt-steiner-cross-country1 Date: September 20, 2015

Meet us in the Bronx for the Kurt Steiner Cross Country event. Its namesake was an NYRR founding member, a competitive runner and race walker, and the man who served for many years as the announcer for NYRR races, including the New York City Marathon. These races, held in Van Cortlandt Park, are part of the NYRR Youth Running Series. This race is for 7-18 year olds and are suitable for youngsters of all fitness levels.

These races are timed and scored, and every child will receive a souvenir T-shirt at bib pickup on race day.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tortoise and Hare Statue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.89413833618164000, -73.89596557617188000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: September 20, 2015

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (on a first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/food-truck-rally1 Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/waterfront-walks Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: September 20, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks. During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1880s. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest bridge, completed in 1848, actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and allowed our City to grow into the twentieth century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: W. 170th Street & University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84209823608398400, -73.92630004882812000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Photography Pioneers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/historic-new-york-photography-pioneers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/historic-new-york-photography-pioneers Date: September 20, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York program highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Get inspiration from the amazing vistas and grounds surrounding the historic Alice Austen house. Bring your own camera or smart phone.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 20, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include: McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/greenthumb-workshop-marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/greenthumb-workshop-marvelous-mushrooms Date: September 20, 2015

Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen.

This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden in the spring. In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74335782840400000, -73.94278855582000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/smorgasburg Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/food-truck-rally Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55006ac3f11ee.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country (5K)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/nyrr-kurt-steiner-cross-country-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/nyrr-kurt-steiner-cross-country-5k Date: September 20, 2015

“If you can hear my voice, you can break…”. Those words, spoken by beloved race announcer Kurt Steiner (1921−1993) encouraged countless race finishers to run their hearts out. Steiner was a founding member of NYRR and a competitive runner and race walker.

Born in Austria, Steiner was a member of the French Foreign Legion who escaped from enemy captors. Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford was one of his soldiers in the U.S. Army. Steiner worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help stage the first five-borough New York City Marathon and assisted NYRR with race scoring, race applications, and media activities.

Please note: NYRR cross country races are not 9+1 qualifiers.

Event hashtag: #KurtSteinerXC—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tortoise and Hare Statue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.89413833618164000, -73.89596557617188000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/meditation Date: September 20, 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 byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c51031e42c1.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/goal-ball Date: September 20, 2015

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

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Registration is not required. For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/basic-canoeing Date: September 20, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Golden Pond In Crocheron Park (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77090072631836000, -73.76519775390625000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 20, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157eb6478f7.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York's Learn To Ride: Adults Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/bike-new-yorks-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/bike-new-yorks-learn-to-rideadults Date: September 20, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to learn to ride a bike. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With Bike New York's safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Playground (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672851600, -73.88690185546875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c27a89aa95b.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 20, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

The Amazing Captain Faust is a Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3e59d476d8.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 20, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c511134c24e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Tanya Bannister, Intimate Piano Concertos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/concert-tanya-bannister-intimate-piano-concertos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/concert-tanya-bannister-intimate-piano-concertos Date: September 20, 2015

Concerts in Armor Hall return with an engaging array of new and returning artists for you to meet and enjoy. This weekend, the 2015–2016 concert series in Armor Hall opens with the elegant and award-winning pianist Tanya Bannister. She is joined by string players for an hour of intimate music-making featuring chamber ensemble arrangements of piano concertos by Chopin and Mozart. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c51206c5192.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 20, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/transforming-food Date: September 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 20, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

The Amazing Captain Faust is a Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3e8f739df1.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 20, 2015

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in early August. The safari covers one mile of walking.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008f717263d.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Toast to Fort Tryon Park: Wine Tasting Benefit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/a-toast-to-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/a-toast-to-fort-tryon-park Date: September 20, 2015

Come to the Cocktail Party Fundraiser in support of Fort Tryon Park.

Celebrate the end of summer at this annual cocktail benefit overlooking the Heather Garden and Hudson River. Sample an assortment of wines from Cabrini Wines, brews by Dyckman Beer Co., and delectable foods from the New Leaf Restaurant. All proceeds go to sustaining the park!

This event will honor Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Advanced ticket price: $45. $65 at the door if space allows. Discounted advanced tickets available here until supplies last. Please be sure to bring your printed ticket confirmation with you.

This event is ADA accessible.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 ext. 303

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.86009979248047000, -73.93370056152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba871424308.jpg Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Strings and Slams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/brooklyn-book-festival-bookend-event-strings-and-slams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/brooklyn-book-festival-bookend-event-strings-and-slams Date: September 20, 2015

Enjoy a varied and compelling evening of poetry and music, pairing violinists with spoken word artists.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 21, 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 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 21, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/annual-plant-sale Date: September 21, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of the Noho Historic District]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/a-walking-tour-of-the-noho-historic-district http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/a-walking-tour-of-the-noho-historic-district Date: September 21, 2015

On September 21, 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held its inaugural meeting following the passing of the Landmarks Law in April. At that meeting, the 1832 Merchant’s House was designated the first landmark in the borough of Manhattan. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the meeting, the Merchant’s House and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will give walking tours of 19th century landmark treasures of the NoHo Historic District.

On this one-hour walking tour, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. In 1832, when the Merchant’s House was built, elegant Greek Revival row houses of red brick and white marble flanked the tree-lines streets of this fashionable residential enclave, known as the Bond Street area. At mid-century, cast iron made its first appearance and commercial buildings and factories came to dominate the area. By century’s end, Louis Sullivan’s 12-story steel-framed office building was scraping the sky on Bleecker Street.

Free; reservations will be accepted starting on August 10. We will be outdoors and on our feet the entire time, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 21, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of the Noho Historic District]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/a-walking-tour-of-the-noho-historic-district1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/a-walking-tour-of-the-noho-historic-district1 Date: September 21, 2015

On September 21, 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held its inaugural meeting following the passing of the Landmarks Law in April. At that meeting, the 1832 Merchant’s House was designated the first landmark in the borough of Manhattan. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the meeting, the Merchant’s House and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will give walking tours of 19th century landmark treasures of the NoHo Historic District.

On this one-hour walking tour, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. In 1832, when the Merchant’s House was built, elegant Greek Revival row houses of red brick and white marble flanked the tree-lines streets of this fashionable residential enclave, known as the Bond Street area. At mid-century, cast iron made its first appearance and commercial buildings and factories came to dominate the area. By century’s end, Louis Sullivan’s 12-story steel-framed office building was scraping the sky on Bleecker Street.

Free; reservations will be accepted starting on August 10. We will be outdoors and on our feet the entire time, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 21, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: September 21, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 22, 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 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 22, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 22, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: September 22, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/fitness-walk Date: September 22, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 22, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park Invasive Removal & Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-tree-stewardship Date: September 22, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Little Bay Park! Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelain berry and bittersweet, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

Location: Totten Avenue, South of Duane Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79088378572200000, -73.78159523010300000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/tai-chi-class Date: September 22, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 22, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 22, 2015

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

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/annual-plant-sale Date: September 22, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 22, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Plaza

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2015-09-22 2015-09-22 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.72529000000000000, -74.00540100000000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 22, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c514199f507.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 22, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/abs-work-out Date: September 22, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 22, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/meditationtasha-valentin Date: September 22, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/gallery-tour Date: September 22, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

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 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5148b4b83e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Scrap Drop-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/food-scrap-dropoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/food-scrap-dropoff Date: September 22, 2015

We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden and will be accepting food scraps every Tuesday afternoon through November.

For more information about NYC food scrap drop-off site guidelines, email compost@nybg.org. Held at the Friends Compost Site: enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 22, 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 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 22, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 22, 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: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/wetlands-tour Date: September 22, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/22/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 22, 2015

Theis event features poets Michael Morse, Michael Klein, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Sean Singer.

Produced in partnership with Michael Klein

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-22 2015-09-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT