NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:53:42 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 30, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti 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 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 30, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/flow13 Date: June 30, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/catch-release-fishing Date: June 30, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautification Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/beautification-event1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/beautification-event1 Date: June 30, 2013

Help prep the park for the Summer by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean up, painting and planting. Need volunteer hours for school or work? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you!

Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: June 30, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/learn-to-fly-day Date: June 30, 2013

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10am till 11:30am and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: June 30, 2013

Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are ongoing year-round, but are occasionally cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather, and other events. No class on 5/12, 5/26 and 6/12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[War Birds Over Gerritsen Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/war-birds-over-gerritsen-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/war-birds-over-gerritsen-beach Date: June 30, 2013

Join the Radio Control Society of Marine Park for a war bird event to help raise money for Gerritsen Beach, one of the Brooklyn communities that was especially hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 668-7542

Location: Model Aircraft Field (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5895, -73.9195 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 30, 2013

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: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 30, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/birding Date: June 30, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chess Date: June 30, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 30, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-games Date: June 30, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 30, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: June 30, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/kids-create Date: June 30, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/astoria-park-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/astoria-park-festival1 Date: June 30, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Astoria Park Festival. Which will have rides, games, food, and entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9238 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/freshwater-fishing Date: June 30, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 30, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 30, 2013

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent in the Nethermead.

Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. Introduction to Bird Watching. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. (Saturdays Only).
  • 1 p.m. Animal Encounter
  • 2 p.m. Nature’s Helpers
  • 3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Pond Prowl
  • 4 p.m. Discovery Tour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/seining Date: June 30, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Ft. Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/historic-new-york-ft-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/historic-new-york-ft-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 30, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: June 30, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 30, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: June 30, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 30, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 30, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Pride: Dance on the Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/nyc-pride-dance-on-the-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/nyc-pride-dance-on-the-pier Date: June 30, 2013

Co-headlining the dance this year are award-winning DJs Dave Audé and Oscar G. The event will also feature an opening set from local rising star DJ Luis Perez. A variety of live performances will be announced leading up to the event date.

All proceeds from the Dance on the Pier benefit New York City's Official Pride events and LGBT community organizations.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2013-06-30 2013-06-30 3:00 pm 10:00 pm Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 30, 2013

Learn to dance like a pro at salsa, cha-cha and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515484f8c83d4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bayside Historical Society Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bayside-historical-society-lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bayside-historical-society-lawn-concert Date: June 30, 2013

Enjoy an outdoor concert at Crocheron Park. Featuring country music by Nina Gordon and "Savannah" and rock & roll by Nina Gordon and "Rear View Mirror".

Bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Star's Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance of the Legendary Album, featuring Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney and many more]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/big-stars-third-featuring-original-band-members-and-very-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/big-stars-third-featuring-original-band-members-and-very-special-guests Date: June 30, 2013

Big Star's Third is a full performance of the iconic album by an astonishing who's who of rock music featuring famed vocalists including Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond), supported by an all-star band including Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on bass; Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (The dB's), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star) and Richard Lloyd (Television) on guitar; Dale Baker (Sixpence None the Richer) playing percussion; Charles Cleaver on keys; Django Haskins (The Old Ceremony), Brett Harris and Skylar Gudasz on harmony and guitar; and original Big Star member Jody Stephens on drums, all backed with a twenty-piece chamber orchestra including famed cellist Jane Scarpantoni and the Uptown Horns. In addition, the concert will feature a selection of earlier songs, including the much-hailed “September Gurls” and “In The Streets” (which was used as the theme of the popular TV sitcom “That ‘70s Show,” performed by Cheap Trick).

Originally released in 1978, Third was written and recorded when the band was primarily a studio project consisting of Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens of the legendary Memphis rock band Big Star. The original members drew on the musical styles of British Invasion groups while adding their own dark, cathartic themes to Carl Marsh's groundbreaking string arrangements. The album, while long out of print, inspired the alternative rock bands of the 80s and 90s via shared mixtapes passed hand to hand. The Replacements famously released a song “Alex Chilton” that paid tribute to his songwriting genius. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck said, “Big Star served as a Rosetta Stone for a whole generation of musicians.” Third is included on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Experience this classic of late 70s power pop through the prism of a one-of-a-kind collective of immensely talented fans of one of the most influential American rock bands ever.

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me - the first documentary ever made about the legendary band opens July 3rd at the IFC Center.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c1ff4213ed.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 30, 2013

In its second year at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Random Access Theatre Company presents an exciting spin on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Casey Cleverly.
Set in colonial Macau, this production explores Much Ado's wickedly enjoyable themes of love, intrigue, power, betrayal, and wit with a talented culturally diverse cast and a vivid Chinese/Portuguese inspired design concept.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/madagascar-3 Date: June 30, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Seth Low Playground (in Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square)

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B100 Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:00 pm 40.6079, -73.9863 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 30, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/early-morning-yoga Date: July 1, 2013

This hour-long yoga class integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels are welcome. Limited mats available.

Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating.

The Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 1, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-01 2013-07-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/tai-chi-mornings Date: July 1, 2013

The summer classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over seven years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 1, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Bronx River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bronx-river-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bronx-river-park-invasive-removal Date: July 1, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Bronx River Park to help remove Invasives from the forest and wetlands. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the newly planted native trees and shrubs. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at the Corner of Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Bronx River Forest Island

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2013-07-01 2013-07-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/flow13 Date: July 1, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-chess Date: July 1, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 1, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 1, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-games Date: July 1, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 1, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Spanish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-beginner-spanish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-beginner-spanish Date: July 1, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

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 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: July 1, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 1, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-piano Date: July 1, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 1, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Steinway Library

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<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Frenzy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 1, 2013

The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 21st consecutive year.

Frenzy

An man accused of being the necktie murderer, a serial killer at large, must rush to prove his innocence. The second to last film from the Master of Suspence, Alfred Hitchcock.

Lawn opens at 5:00pm. Movie begins at sunset.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 5:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/dancing-under-the-stars Date: July 1, 2013

Join us for ballroom dance lessons. Finale will feature The Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/outdoor-strength Date: July 1, 2013

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: July 1, 2013

Ready…Set…Action...Reel insight into the movie of the week with resident film-buff Scott Adlerberg and guest experts in the crafts of screen-writing and movie-making.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park: "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/puppets-in-the-park-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/puppets-in-the-park-little-reds-hood Date: July 1, 2013

Children will love this production by the City Parks Foundation of "Little Red's Hood".

Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smart phone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Red travels from the city to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she meets a colorful cast of characters while Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Presents Little Fugitive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-little-fugitive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-little-fugitive Date: July 1, 2013

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach is a free film series hosted Monday nights throughout the summer. End your beach day with a movie on the boardwalk.

Little Fugitive (1953): A little boy is tricked into believing that he has shot and killed his older brother and runs away to Coney Island.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 2, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 2, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-02 2013-07-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/12x12-project Date: July 2, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-02 2013-07-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 2, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-02 2013-07-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 2, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/fitness-walk Date: July 2, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/flow13 Date: July 2, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/catch-release-fishing Date: July 2, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-storytime Date: July 2, 2013

Hosted by: Cali Co Cat

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!


In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-storytime1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-storytime1 Date: July 2, 2013

Story Time with Cali Co Cat. Tales, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 10:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 2, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-chess Date: July 2, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 2, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 2, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-games Date: July 2, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 2, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: July 2, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 2, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-bookclub Date: July 2, 2013

Book Club discussion on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson led by Justin Scott.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-piano Date: July 2, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 2, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: July 2, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/knittingintermediate Date: July 2, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Let's Go Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/lets-go-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/lets-go-kayaking Date: July 2, 2013

Be the captain of your own boat. Learn beginner paddling skills and practice in the calm waters of Jamaica Bay. 30 minute sessions. Kayaks and life vests provided. Early arrival suggested.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Canarsie Pier

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2013-07-02 2013-07-02 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6287, -73.8839 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e380a83577.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 2, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[The Freedom Dance Party with special guest Cameo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/the-freedom-dance-party-with-special-guest-cameo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/the-freedom-dance-party-with-special-guest-cameo Date: July 2, 2013

Join The Freedom Dance Party as they celebrate 10 years of weekly parties with a huge live performance with Funk and R&B legend, Cameo!

The Freedom Dance Party is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Papermag's highly coveted award for “Best Party (People's Choice)” and runner up in URB magazine's “Best Party” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a party for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution and takes place at Le Poisson Rouge. Playing an incredible mix of danceable, soulful hits from the 60s through today, including Rap, House, Disco, R&B classics, Rock, Reggae, 80s, Electronica, Latin, Afrobeat and more, Freedom continues to fill its dance floor each week with fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience.

Selling more than 17 million albums worldwide, Cameo is one of the most popular Funk/Rock and Soul bands of its era. For nearly four decades, Cameo has maintained its core funkiness and has been churning out trailblazing hits that have permanently marked major turning points in music and set the standard that many have tried to duplicate and follow.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517e930b63e3c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/joe-bataan-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/joe-bataan-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 2, 2013

Joe Bataan, called the “King of Latin Soul,” was influenced by the melodic sounds of Doo-Wop and the energy of Latin music that were the hallmarks of his Spanish Harlem neighborhood. The famed Fania Records found this intersection of sound and culture enticing and propelled Bataan to become a major force in the “Latin Boogaloo” music scene with hits like “Gypsy Woman” and “My Cloud.”

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d7da205e68.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/green-team Date: July 2, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: July 2, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: July 2, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: July 2, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/evening-yoga Date: July 2, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-poetry Date: July 2, 2013

Norma Cantú
Elizabeth Acevedo
Anthony Cody
Urayoán Noel

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 2, 2013

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 2, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 2, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: DIY Solar Generators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/green-series-diy-solar-generators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/green-series-diy-solar-generators Date: July 2, 2013

Want to be prepared the next time the power goes out?

Learn about the benefits of photovoltaic (pv) solar generators, from back-up power supply to mobile electricity access. Participants will gain an understanding of the necessary components and set-up through a hands-on design and construction workshop. Presented by Solar One.

This workshop requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:53:43 EDT