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, 23 Jul 2014 16:27:03 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 4, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: June 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 4, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest.

Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 4, 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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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/sit-aerobics Date: June 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Senior Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-senior-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-senior-walk Date: June 4, 2014

New York Road Runners staff will lead a free senior walk in Marcus Garvey Park for people of all fitness levels. Meet us at the corner of Mt. Morris Park West and 124th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Mt. Morris Park West and 124th Street (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8063, -73.9443 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: June 4, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 4, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 4, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-games Date: June 4, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 4, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 4, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 4, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Author Herman Koch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: June 4, 2014

Herman Koch, New York Times best-selling author of The Dinner, puts new meaning into summer reading with another psychological thriller you can’t put down, Summer House with Swimming Pool. Hosted by Ron Hogan, author and creator of Beatrice.com

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Clove Lakes Park Water Stop and Giveaways]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-clove-lakes-park-water-stop-and-giveaways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-clove-lakes-park-water-stop-and-giveaways Date: June 4, 2014

Plan a workout in beautiful Clove Lakes Park, where New York Road Runners will have a complimentary water station just inside the park off Clove Road and Cheshire. Quench your thirst, make your own National Running Day bib, and get a five-borough bandana while supplies last. If you swing by after work, you might be able to join up with Staten Island Athletic Club members for a post work run that ends at Pepper Jack Grill for an 8:00 p.m. happy hour where you can mix and mingle with local runners.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Clove Road and Cheshire Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 1:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6182, -74.1054 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/recycletoart Date: June 4, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/chess-club Date: June 4, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[State Farm Neighborhood Sessions Presents Jennifer Lopez Live in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/state-farm-neighborhood-sessions-presents-jennifer-lopez-live-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/state-farm-neighborhood-sessions-presents-jennifer-lopez-live-in-concert Date: June 4, 2014

Please note: Free tickets are no longer available.

This summer, State Farm launches State Farm Neighborhood Sessions with the Bronx’s own Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. Jenny from the Block, who will perform for the first time ever in her hometown borough!

The new music program, which celebrates the power of good neighbors, kicks off with a live concert on Orchard Beach, including games, concessions, and more throughout the park.

State Farm Neighborhood Sessions will work to support vital local causes, with the inaugural June 4th Session highlighting Jennifer Lopez’s own Lopez Family Foundation, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Teach for America, LISC and other Bronx-based community organizations.

Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. for a 90-minute performance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.863, -73.7943 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Van Cortlandt Park Giveaways and Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-van-cortlandt-park-giveaways-and-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-van-cortlandt-park-giveaways-and-group-run Date: June 4, 2014

Plan your evening run in one of the state's most renowned parks where runners from all over the country come to test themselves on the Van Cortlandt Park hills. Whether you run the flats or back country, be sure to stop by the Tortoise and Hare statue where New York Road Runners staff and Van Cortlandt Track Club members will be giving away limited edition five-borough bandanas. At 6:00 p.m., VCTC leaders will be heading out for a group run from the same location and invite all runners to join them.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8941, -73.896 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/teen-beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/teen-beach-volleyball Date: June 4, 2014

Teens, find out the basics of beach volleyball! Spike, set and volley in beautiful Riverside Park. You'll meet other teens in a fun, chill environment.

No pre-registration is necessary, but you get to become a free Recreation Center member! For more information, email Anthony at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Beach (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9727 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/zumba Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for aerobic excercise classes that combine Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: June 4, 2014

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration online is required. Registration will open one month prior to tournament date. If space allows, then on-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:30p.m.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
*Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 4, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 4, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions for The Public Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions-for-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions-for-the-public-theater Date: June 4, 2014

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series and The Public Theater's Public Works program are holding open auditions. Selected participants will be performing at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in a musical production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale!

Anyone interested in the arts can try out, no experience is required. To audition, please prepare a one minute performance. It can be a monologue, song, dance poem, story, or even a joke!

Rehearsals begin July 29 and continue each Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Performances are September 5, 6, & 7 at 8:00 p.m.

All July and August rehearsals are at The Public Theater in downtown Manhattan. All September rehearsals and performances are at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Good luck!

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53763941cced4.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mark McGuire / Marissa Nadler / Delicate Steve in association with MeanRed productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summerstage-marc-mcguire-marissa-nadler-delicate-steve-in-association-with-meanred-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summerstage-marc-mcguire-marissa-nadler-delicate-steve-in-association-with-meanred-productions Date: June 4, 2014

Playing with a wide variety of instruments and styles on Along the Way, Mark McGuire presents his unique vision of modern psychedelia. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox, drum machines, a mandolin and lots in between, McGuire conducts a sonic exploration of the inner self. “This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind,” he explains in the liner notes,” The endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds.” The last few years have found McGuire touring with friends like Ducktails as well as performing as a fifth member of the legendary Afghan Whigs, collaborating with artists like Ponytail’s Dustin Wong and releasing his own R&B influenced Road Chief project. 2014 will bring more touring, more collaborations, more videos and media; expanding horizons that all start with a sound.

With six albums under her belt and “a voice you would follow straight into Hades,” according to Pitchfork, Marissa Nadler is one of the most popular artists currently on the indie-rock scene. Singing in a mezzo-soprano, Nadler is often accompanied by a variety of instruments and ambient, reverb-laden production. “She has a voice that, in mythological times, could have lured men to their deaths at sea, an intoxicating soprano drenched in gauzy reverb that hits bell-clear heights, lingers, and tapers off like rings of smoke.” The Boston Globe.

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. As NPR has said, “Delicate Steve’s music maintains the capacity to surprise…guitar showcases that don’t shred, dance records that don’t adhere to familiar beats and classic-rock throwbacks that fan out into world music, prog, reggae, surf-rock and more, with the propulsive jitteriness and sideways oddness of Ratatat or Dirty Projectors.”SPIN has called the music “a kaleidoscope of bouncy pan-African polyrhythms and swooping six-string melodies, like the Dirty Projectors with guitars instead of singers.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6717, -74.0063 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7f62a61a2.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for an evening of free dance lessons.

Finale on July 30th will include live band.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: June 4, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 4, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Opening Night with Janelle Monae]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-janelle-monae http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-janelle-monae Date: June 4, 2014

Celebrate Brooklyn! kicks off its 36th season in intergalactic style with a free concert for the ages by soul/R&B/funk sensation Janelle Monae.

Monáe has declared herself over the course of two EPs and two critically acclaimed concept albums as the most original pop voice of her generation, at once futuristic, retro, and totally of the moment. Protégé of Big Boi, signed to Bad Boy, and the founder of her own Wondaland Art Society, she is an unstoppable creative force.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 8:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 4, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 5, 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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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: June 5, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making " yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 5, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 5, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/fitness-walk Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: June 5, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: June 5, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: June 5, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 5, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: June 5, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 5, 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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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: June 5, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers and suitable clothing. We recommend bringing a mat.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching/Toning/Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretchingtoningrelaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretchingtoningrelaxation Date: June 5, 2014

Exercises for the whole body, incorporating slow movements

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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-games Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: June 5, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/conversational-english Date: June 5, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 5, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 5, 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/rock-your-seat Date: June 5, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 5, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Luncheon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/spring-luncheon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/spring-luncheon Date: June 5, 2014

Support the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and join us for an elegant lunch outdoors on the pebble court and a fascinating presentation by “The Garden Guru,” perennial specialist and garden club raconteur Kent Russell.

RSVP required. Call for tickets and details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 5, 2014

Enjoy the works of the Poets of WordTech Communications: Charlotte Mandel, Rachel Hadas and Colette Inez.

Presented in partnership with WordTech Communications

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Race Around the Farm Yard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard1 Date: June 5, 2014

Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard!

The Prospect Park Alliance invites the whole family to participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old-fashioned games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Race Around the Farm Yard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard Date: June 5, 2014

Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard!

The Prospect Park Alliance invites the whole family to participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old-fashioned games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists Date: June 5, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/nature-on-the-go Date: June 5, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/learn-to-draw Date: June 5, 2014

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

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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter Date: June 5, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[English Pronunciation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/english-pronunciation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/english-pronunciation-class Date: June 5, 2014

For English speakers who wish to improve their phonetic skills in English by practicing with a speech pathologist.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 Date: June 5, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year With Frog & Toad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad Date: June 5, 2014

A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.

Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 5, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 5, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: June 5, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: 1408 Ditmas Ave

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6366, -73.9641 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 5, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-circuit Date: June 5, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Off 5th Avenue at 97th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:04 EDT