NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:34:09 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-games Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/tai-chi1 Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/house-tours Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: September 12, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 12, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/seasonal-crafts Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic1 Date: September 12, 2014

John Fudala provides skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13. Classes focus on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon, safety, creative fun, teamwork and taking them to the next level: contest and or show preparation.

All enrolled are welcome to participate at the Riverside Skate Jam September 14.

Please note this class also meets on Saturday September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, please email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532c769b67078.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: BINGO]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 12, 2014

BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize from sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/fitness-bootcamp Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/family-camping Date: September 12, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the divesions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Doo Wop in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/arts-culture-fun-doo-wop-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/arts-culture-fun-doo-wop-in-the-park Date: September 12, 2014

Join us for a special night of Doo Wop at the Jackie Robinson Bandshell with performances by The Singers Lounge All-Stars featuring winner James Sturkey with Aida Dyer, Keith Fluitt, Nadine Michel, Stacia Hobdy, Wondress and AtLas. Sounds provided by Harlem’s Finest DJ Mike Doelo.

Step up to the mic to sing and maybe win a prize! (Please arrive @ 5:30 to register) Bring your chairs and blankets for a night of music under the stars.

Hosted by H2C2's Curtis Sherrod.

Event Co-Producer, Hip Hop Culture CEnter (H2C2, LL)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8252, -73.9415 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 12, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eater – the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn a roundup of fascinating facts.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: Chromeo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bowery-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bowery-presents Date: September 12, 2014

Doors 6PM / Show 7PM

World leaders, powerful CEOs, and assorted other fat cats could learn myriad lessons from Chromeo, but the number one tip that Dave 1 and P-Thugg have is this: Know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. The rest of the population will catch up. What this means is that Chromeo is really good at being Chromeo. The mission, the package, the vision—it’s been a straight shot of pure intentionality from the jump. These Chromeo dudes? They have the whole being-these-Chromeo-dudes thing totally wired.
And with the benefit of blessed hindsight, we can all see now that Chromeo stuck to it with the natural doggedness of the soulful heirs that they are. Funk a game plan—these guys had a ten-year battle strategy. When they released their first album in 2004, Rick James was still the Antichrist to all but the enlightened. Fast forward to today, and ‘80s funk—which makes up a major part of Chromeo’s DNA—is all over the charts.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d0026b93f94.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Bocce Tournament 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2014 Date: September 13, 2014

Whether you're a bocce enthusiast or a beginner, we welcome you! Join individually or as a group. Bocce is fun and easy to learn. We supply everything, so just come as you are. Adults only, please.

Teams should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Play will start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will go on to represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 20, 2014 in Juniper Valley Park, Queens. Make sure you're available to play then as well, since substitutions will not be allowed.

To register, visit bkbocce.eventbrite.com. If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 965-8942 or email Alyson.Chiaramonte@parks.nyc.gov or Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/esl-class Date: September 13, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/conference-house-park-invasive-removal1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/conference-house-park-invasive-removal1 Date: September 13, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Lead at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and high school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.503, -74.2517 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: September 13, 2014

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.

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-moves Date: September 13, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/green-team Date: September 13, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: September 13, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: September 13, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 13, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbe10e11f0.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.502, -74.2514 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-games Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic Date: September 13, 2014

John Fudala provides skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13. Classes focus on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon safety, creative fun, teamwork and taking them to the next level: contest preparation.

All enrolled are welcome to compete at the Riverside Skate Jam September 14.

Please note: This class meets in advance of this date on September 11 & 12.

Pre-Registration required and there is limited class space.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534c4d7243ea8.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/honey-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/honey-festival Date: September 13, 2014

Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids activities, beekeeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products and much more. Fun filled day for the whole family.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Grange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Decorate a Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/decorate-a-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/decorate-a-birdhouse Date: September 13, 2014

Birds of a feather will flock to your brilliantly colored birdhouse.

Learn more about the birds that visit the Greenbelt (and your yard), then decorate a birdhouse that feathered friends would love to visit. It also makes a great gift for the bird lover in your life.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kite Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/kite-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/kite-festival Date: September 13, 2014

Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline!

Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/free-community-tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/free-community-tai-chi-chuan Date: September 13, 2014

This fall, come out and enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi, a gentle exercise that focuses on deep breath and movements based on images found in nature. Once a season, Wave Hill offers a free drop-in session for the community. This free session is led by Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. This session will be held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon—but registration recommended, online only. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbcb7c96017.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: September 13, 2014

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.

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[1776 Peace Conference Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/1776-peace-conference-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/1776-peace-conference-celebration Date: September 13, 2014

The Conference House Association invites you to our signature event of the 238th anniverary of the 1776 Peace Conference! Turn back time and see how John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, and Lord Howe attempted to end the Revolutionary War in Tottenville on Staten Island.

There will be children's activities, historic house tours, re-enactments, crafters, colonial dancing, colonial outdoor cooking, live music and so much more!

A fun-filled event for the whole family on the Great Lawn in Conference House Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53eb87956f24d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: September 13, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 13, 2014

This annual harvest celebration honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvest. This year will feature a healthy food demonstration, a domino tournament, gardening workshops, raffle prizes, live music, the annual Harvest Contest, and activities for kids, including face painting, balloon art and double dutch. It’s a celebration for all ages!

GreenThumb will provide bus service for Bronx gardeners/guests on a first-come first-served basis at two locations:

Garden of Happiness at 2160 Prospect Ave. in the Bronx

Little Green/Rock Garden at 422 East 160th St. in the Bronx.

Bus pickup is at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Green Gems

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6764, -73.8752 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: September 13, 2014

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/house-tours Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Compost in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/composting-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/composting-in-sherman-creek Date: September 13, 2014

Help process food scraps collected from the neighboring Inwood Greenmarket and learn about how the Sherman Creek Compost site keeps nutrient–rich compostable materials from ending up in landfills.

Sift finished compost so that it can be used to amend poor soils and help new plantings around New York Restoration Project’s parks and gardens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Actions Art Workshop: Knitting From Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/creative-actions-art-workshop-knitting-from-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/creative-actions-art-workshop-knitting-from-wildlife Date: September 13, 2014

Learn how to knit with multiple yarns and colors with artist Ruth Marshall, whose work is included in the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. Inspired by exotic animals endangered by the illegal skin trade, Marshall creates hand-knit pelts representing individual animals. Using animal photographs from Marshall’s own research as inspiration, learn how to design and knit a four-inch swatch. Participants should know how to knit and purl. Bring a friend! Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc722096e5.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, and clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b4b650089.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 13, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america Date: September 13, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown Date: September 13, 2014

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/gallery-tour Date: September 13, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f1ea3790c.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: September 13, 2014

Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson, an open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f59d060a24.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america1 Date: September 13, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown1 Date: September 13, 2014

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b5dc27a68.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping Date: September 13, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 6:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky Date: September 13, 2014

The wonders of the universe are reay to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze ad explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs are 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:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 14, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 14, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautification Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/beautification-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/beautification-event Date: September 14, 2014

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in our monthly beautification days.

Activities include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395f0d724aab.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 14, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbf38df5e7.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/hatha-yoga Date: September 14, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels 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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd02bd430c.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew Date: September 14, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-games Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/smorgasburg Date: September 14, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ethnobotany Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ethnobotany-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ethnobotany-hike-light Date: September 14, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Ethnobotany looks at the cultural and historical uses of plants. For instance, did you know that the tea made from white pine needles contains a high dose of Vitamin C?

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 40.87, -73.9211 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 14, 2014

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: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/meditation Date: September 14, 2014

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd3bcd19fa.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 14, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/docent-tour Date: September 14, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/house-tours Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/rangers-choice-archery Date: September 14, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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<![CDATA[Ponds Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ponds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ponds-under-the-spotlight Date: September 14, 2014

There is much more to our ponds than what you see on the surface.

Explore the wetlands and learn about the life cycles of the pond along a short hike. Observe many of the pond’s residents in action: swimming, basking, diving, or even walking on water. Then we will return to the Education Building to examine pond life, water, and more under microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up and their adult chaperones, and is sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose.

Registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/freshwater-fishing Date: September 14, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 14, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

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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<![CDATA[Colors of the Fall Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/colors-of-the-fall-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/colors-of-the-fall-family-walk Date: September 14, 2014

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk. Explore the intensity and value of colors in nature around Wave Hill. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow investigates a spectrum of colors found in plants and creatures on a stroll through the gardens and woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb97174610.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EDT