NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:44:49 GMT <![CDATA[Family Camping at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Amazing Spider Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-spider-man-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-spider-man-2 Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Coffey Park

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B077 Coffey Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.6768, -74.0087 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b01a637628.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558dbf1435239.jpg Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

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

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: edge of Parade Ground

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buhre Ave & Pilgrim Ave

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 59th St & 2nd Ave, Brooklyn

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Middletown Rd & Mulford Ave

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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

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

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 459-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559eccb302368.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Friendly Vegetables and Microbes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-art-project-friendly-vegetables-and-microbes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/family-art-project-friendly-vegetables-and-microbes Date: July 12, 2015

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ecbfa6170b.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-exhibitions Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[6th Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/6th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/6th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival Date: July 12, 2015

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

Schedule:

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

Arts & Crafts
Butterfly Chromatography
Rainbow Bubbles and Hat Making

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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

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

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

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

Registration is required, please register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 12, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c483988ced.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/meditation Date: July 12, 2015

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

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

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

Full Schedule for Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 712-4196

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-40th-st-2nd-ave-bk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712-40th-st-2nd-ave-bk Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 40th St & 2nd Ave, Brooklyn

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: edge of Parade Ground

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

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

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ed63fb6734.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/laughter-in-the-park-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/laughter-in-the-park-2015 Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 12, 2015

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ed7161f086.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage: Cesária Évora Orchestra / Mayra Andrade / Dino D’Santiago / DJ Lefty]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-cesria-vora-orchestra-mayra-andrade-dino-dsantiago-dj-lefty http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-cesria-vora-orchestra-mayra-andrade-dino-dsantiago-dj-lefty Date: July 12, 2015

SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. To celebrate our 30th season, we have extended the season from May to October, and added more than 20 free shows in Central Park and 16 neighborhood parks across the city, showcasing nearly 200 unique artists.

Cesária Évora Orchestra

After the passing of Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora in 2011, thousands flocked to pay their respects to the great artist at a series of memorable concerts, including some of the greatest singers in world music joined the musicians who had regularly accompanied Cesaria, lending their voices to this ultimate tribute to the woman known as The Barefoot Diva. Once the musical events were over, Cesaria’s musicians were more determined than ever to keep alive her repertoire, which had enchanted audiences all over the world. So Khaly (piano), Totinho (saxophone), Miroca (percussion), Zé Paris (bass) and a few others formed the Cesaria Evora Orchestra, playing a first concert at the 2014 Gamboa Festival in Praia as a tribute to the iconic singer and her tremendous achievements – especially as the international Ambassador of Cape Verdean music. The artists in the orchestra’s glittering line-up surpassed even their own usual high standards of musicianship and synergy. With them, two stars from the new generation of Cape Verdean music performed the songs that Cesaria made famous: the cool, crystal-voiced Nancy Vieira, whose fusion of new influences with the classic morna genre has won acclaim, and – in sensual, soulful contrast – the wonderful Jenifer Solidade. A virtuoso homage to a unique performer, so greatly loved, admired and missed.

Mayra Andrade

Mayra Andrade is lovely – adorable, generous and radiant. Her firmly-rooted, distinctive, poetic, topical voice was immediately described a few years ago as “the other Cape Verde” – the sound of a Cesaria Evora freed of the twists of fate and patina of tradition. Lovely Difficult is the fourth album by this singer, who makes it plain that her life and aims are not as straightforward as you might think. She is not just a neo-traditional artist. She may be adorable, but she is strong-minded, bold and determined, too; adorable, but a free spirit in both her music and life. Mayra’s singing is a blend of radiant, dancing colors, velvet beats and spicy melodies. Her voice is subtly seasoned with pepper, as if the Europe of pop had always been a tropical archipelago. The songs conjure up an eternal summer that disperses the mists and chills, but never resort to the tinsel of exoticism. Sung in Cape Verdean creole, English and Portuguese, they carry us away in their warm, adventurous unpredictability. Mayra’s pop spans the world’s entire vast sweep from Western romanticism to Southern sensuality, and domestic reggae to African 3/4 time. It is topical, tropical, traveling pop. Her aim was simply to make “music that reflected my life”. And her life has been very colorful.

Dino D’Santiago

Claudino de Jesus Borges Pereira was born in Portugal 30 years ago, where lived his parents of Cape Verdean origins. Dino joined the group Jaguar in 2004 and released (under the name of Dino SoulMotion) his first solo album untitled Me and my Beloved in 2008 on which features Tito Paris among others. Along with Virgul (DaWeasel), he founded Nu Soul Family the following year. Together they won the MTV award for Best Portuguese Act with the track This Is For My People. With the encouragement of his father, Dino began to discover his roots on the island Santiago. The artist wanted to try to fuse Africa beats with Fado, he changed his stage name to Dino d’Santiago and returned to Cape Verde with feelings, experience and maturity that he put towards his new album – Eva. Eva is the mother of us all and the symbol of Dino’s travel toward its origins in Santiago island. Eva expresses what is common to us all, binding us to the Eden Garden. Including collaborations with Sara Tavares, Hernani and Jay among others, the mix of Cape Verdean creole with Portuguese makes this album a representative blend of the unique sounds from Portuguese speaking countries.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Weehauken: The Background & Aftermath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Global LocaL: La Isla Bonita Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/global-local-la-isla-bonita-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/global-local-la-isla-bonita-summer-festival Date: July 12, 2015

California based non-profit Sol Collective’s “Global Local” festival takes flight to Staten Island this summer for the La Isla Bonita Summer Festival at Faber Park. The festival will feature live music, DJ sets, and live art.

Art Project with Ele Eme Project: Come meet local artist Lina Montoya as she celebrates her latest community art project, “Yellow Butterflies, Sirens and Guitars”. Join her and other local artists for an interactive project.

Art collective Projectivity will be live broadcasting the festivities with local apparel and lifestyle brand Richmond Hood as part of community radio project Free Safety Radio.

Staten Island’s premiere literary magazine, NYSAI Press, will be coordinating a community open mic.

Local brand Stereotype Co. will contribute a community "Release Your Dreams" activity.

Deep Tanks Studio will host a photo booth by photographer Kristopher Johnson.

Photographer Mike Shane will provide concert photography.NYC Arts Cypher will be providing host, Jodi Da Real.

Other community partners include: Island Voice, Shaolin Yacht Co, Peace Action SI, and more!

Live Music Schedule:
3:00 - 3:25 p.m.: Dizzle

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: Local band

4:05 - 4:30 p.m.: NYSAI Open Mic

4:30 - 5:10 p.m.: Run P.

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: The International Dub Ambassadors

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Run P.

6:50 - 7:20 p.m.: Mariachi Flor De Toloache

7:20 - 8:00 p.m.: Dizzle

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (210) 215-0621

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594b21e77a4d.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike & Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw Date: July 12, 2015

Join artist Lovie Pignata.

We'll provide supplies. Bring a light chair you can carry on the trails.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430.1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8837, -73.8815 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Total Body Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/total-body-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/total-body-conditioning Date: July 12, 2015

Join this waterfront workout; limited mats are available at select classes.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712 Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brookville Blvd and 143rd Ave Queens, NY 11422

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66340319319300000, -73.74068498611500000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Family Day: Mister G / Soul Street Dance / DJ ASHO]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-family-day-mister-g-soul-street-dance-dj-asho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-family-day-mister-g-soul-street-dance-dj-asho Date: July 12, 2015

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

Mister G
A 2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee, Mister G is a former indie rocker who was awarded the first songwriting scholarship in the history of Berklee College of Music. Called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, Mister G is the winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and was named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” His CDs have been selected as best albums of the year by People Magazine, Parents magazine, Education.com, and The Washington Post.

Soul Street Dance
Houston based Soul Street Dance is one of the most dynamic premier street dance companies in existence. Their technical and artistic skills, stage presence, and wit allow them to push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence. Although they are called a “Dance Company,” their talents far outstrip any one category. In addition to dance, Soul Street performers are actors, athletes (with uncanny strength), and lately, songwriters and musicians too.

DJ ASHO
Ariel Fernandez-Diaz aka DJ ASHO is a Cuban cultural ambassador who has held notable performing and curatorial residencies at institutions such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts and at numerous hip clubs up and down the Eastern seaboard and New York City. A dream came true when he was invited to offer his DJ distinctive repertoire at a very special Central Park SummerStage event a few years back. Known from Miami to Oakland, in the DC area, he was the catalyst behind AfroCuba! which brought a rich mix of fans together on a weekly basis. In Cuba, he was among a generation of Black youth who identified with Hip Hop as a form of musical resistance. Previously, he’s worked as an engineer, producer, DJ, and author/columnist having established a leading magazine for youth and young adults focused on Black culture and identity. While he still considers himself a “Hip Hop head,” he’s deeply knowledgeable about the diverse music from his island nation. No musical set from DJ Asho is ever quite the same. Though, he does consistently combines amazing selections ranging from obscure and historical Yoruba tracks to the greatest hits from Timba and Son with nods to Fela and Boricua heavy weights such as Hector LaVoe and the Fania era. A musical ride with DJ Asho is pure alchemy; just the right dose of heady musicology and straight up fun to feed the mind and heal the soul.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559fec544b02d.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/zumba Date: July 12, 2015

Join this waterfront workout; limited mats are available at select classes.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Tee-Tones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/music-in-the-park-the-teetones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/music-in-the-park-the-teetones Date: July 12, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Motown and doo-wop music from the 50's, 60's, and the 70's.

Sponsored by Borough President Melina Katz.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: East Elmhurst Playground

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Q373 East Elmhurst Playground 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.87090301513672000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Reel Harlem: The Amazing Nina Simone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-nina-simone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-nina-simone Date: July 12, 2015

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

The Amazing Nina Simone is a documentary about the legacy of the legendary singer. The film tracks Nina Simone as she is impacted by classical music, the segregated south and the civil rights movement. Her music has always had the ability to empower people to push for greater civil rights and justice.

DJ Reborn will play music by Nina Simone before the performance.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring a lawn chair, as the ground is asphalt. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome! The rain location will be at Maysles Cinema at 343 Lenox Avenue.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0249

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559a94165fdc0.jpeg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros / screening: “Celia: The Queen”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/gerardo-contino-y-los-habaneros-screening-celia-the-queen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/gerardo-contino-y-los-habaneros-screening-celia-the-queen Date: July 12, 2015

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

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros

Selected by NPR/WNYC as Manhattan’s best band of 2015, gritty, witty and streetwise, the Havana-born Gerardo Contino, “El Abogado de la Salsa,” is a Cuban singer and songwriter. This former lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda, Contino is a party onstage: he loves to improvise, to pull the audience into call & response, and to provoke fans into hip-shaking abandon. Since moving to New York City, Gerardo started his own band, “Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros,” with Axel Tosca Laugart, Luisito Quintero, and John Benitez. They released their debut album, Somos Latinos, in 2013 to very high critical acclaim. He has toured all over the world and in his new hometown, NYC, he has performed in Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), BB King Blues Club, Le Poisson Rouge, the Bronx Museum, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others.

Celia the Queen

Celia the Queen, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Ilusha Tsinadze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Ilusha Tsinadze, already a household name in his native Republic of Georgia, is charting new territory by weaving together his two worlds—the traditional music of Georgia and Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554916e4e98ea.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: July 13, 2015

Come join this peaceful waterfront workout. Limited mats are available at select classes.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: July 13, 2015

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 13, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Tennis: Intermediates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/learn-to-play-tennis-intermediates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/learn-to-play-tennis-intermediates Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Tennis, presented by BNP Paribas, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages 6 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. LACOSTE is the Official Apparel Sponsor of CityParks Tennis.

CityParks Tennis promotes physical fitness while building self confidence, and is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events.

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intermediates: Mondays & Wednesdays

For more info visit their website or call (718) 760-6999.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: West 242nd Street & Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8893, -73.8982 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 13, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

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

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: July 13, 2015

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

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

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: July 13, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: July 13, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteers from Gateway Counseling Center will be cleaning and raking at St Mary's Park.

Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids2 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.65919876098633000, -73.88749694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c3c79a638b.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids1 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.66270065307617000, -73.91329956054688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c28fda1c0f.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids3 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.84852218627930000, -73.81987762451172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d33cf5825e.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids6 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: East River Park Track House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72129821777344000, -73.97440338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d3f6d30a88.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/tack-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/tack-and-field-for-kids Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d41c3931e0.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids7 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park),Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000; 40.70249938964844000, -73.85510253906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d45c376a51.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids10 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d71ef43225.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 Date: July 13, 2015

It's not too late to register for camp this season! Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/6 to 8/13.

The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department is dedicated to forstering an appreciation of the outdoors in children of all ages.

The camp's headquarters is located at High Rock Park, a 72-acre forest preserve. Campers will explore our hiking trails, natural areas, creeks, ponds, the nature center, and carousel. Campers will also take off-site trips to other parks each session. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses our camp; this means we follow their low child-to-counselor ratio, making camp safe and fun for all.

For more information, please visit the High Rock Summer Day Camp website.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-7475 ext. 1

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5526aa65c4022.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-exhibitions Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience Date: July 13, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/broadway-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/broadway-dance Date: July 13, 2015

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.

Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.

Registration begins at 9:30 am each morning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Play Turf (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69990473149900000, -73.99961662292500000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-chitty-chitty-bang-bang-1968 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-chitty-chitty-bang-bang-1968 Date: July 13, 2015

Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture and Fun series.

One of the stars of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke, is re-united with that film's composer and lyricist, Richard M.Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, in this big budget and bloodless children's fantasy musical, based on the children's book by James Bond author Ian Fleming. Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children, Jemima Heather Ripley and Jeremy Adrian Hall, and eccentric father Lionel Jeffries. Potts has to raise 30 shillings so his children can buy a broken-down racing car from the junkyard. After a disastrous attempt to sell his invention of whistling sweets to Lord Scrumptious (James Robertson-Justice), the local candy maker, he finally gets enough money for the car by doing a Dick Van Dyke dance routine at the county fair. Potts takes the car and miraculously transforms the vehicle into a shiny new car named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While on a picnic with the children and Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), Lord Scrumptious' beautiful daughter, Potts concocts a fantasy tale about the magical powers of the car, which can now float on water and fly. In the tale, Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) wants the car for himself and kidnaps the automobile and the inventor. But Bomburst captures Grandpa by mistake along with the wrong car, so Potts, Truly, and the children have to enlist Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on a rescue mission to Bomburst's lair to save Grandpa. Paraphrase from Swank website.

Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559572d04b68b.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: July 13, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ecocrafts Date: July 13, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 13, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-language-classes Date: July 13, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Westerns in Film]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 13, 2015

Join us for lively and entertaining commentary on Westerns in film with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dennis Tafoya.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-ditmas-ave-e-17th-st-bk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-ditmas-ave-e-17th-st-bk Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ditmas Ave & E 17th St, Brooklyn

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.63789267737000000, -73.96188139915500000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 13, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-beverly-rd-marlborough-ave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-beverly-rd-marlborough-ave Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beverly Rd & Marlborough Ave

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64429157238100000, -73.96501421928400000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT