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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:08:12 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 Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 19, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 19, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 19, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove Date: August 19, 2014

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka.

In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614a76aa6bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 19, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 19, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Imagination Tuesday at Bill Bojangles Robinson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/imagination-tuesday-bill-bojangles-robinson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/imagination-tuesday-bill-bojangles-robinson-playground Date: August 19, 2014

The imagination playground provides child-directed, unstructured creative "free play", which is critical to a child's intellectual, social, physical and emotional development.

All kids are welcome to play and innovate!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Bill 'Bojangle' Robinson Playground (in Bill Bojangles Robinson Playground)

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M138 Bill Bojangles Robinson Playground 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8253, -73.9373 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-games Date: August 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 19, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/abs-work-out Date: August 19, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 19, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 19, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Book Club Discussion of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub Date: August 19, 2014

The Bryant Park Book Club will have a discussion on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, facilitated by Garnette Cadogan, arts & culture writer.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:30 pm 1:45 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/meditation-class Date: August 19, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 19, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/adaptive-activities Date: August 19, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/gallery-tour Date: August 19, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of three current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies series is being shown for the first time in its entirety; Crewdson’s photographs capture the fleeting light of these nocturnal creatures. In the Sunroom Project Space, Lauren Carly Shaw transforms the space into the setting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper(1899), set in the late 19th century, when the original Glyndor House was constructed. Shaw chronicles the effect of confinement on a woman’s mental state. In the Sun Porch space, Reade Bryan’s sculptural installation investigates the way that iconic building materials, such as plywood and drywall supplies, are created and used. Here he evokes the effects of a flood or the mass of a cliff’s edge; the natural landscape appears to intrude on the interior, although the sculpture itself is made of domestic building material.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/rock-your-seat Date: August 19, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: August 19, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/adaptive-weight-training Date: August 19, 2014

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. This program is for people with disabilities, and Recreation Center membership is required. To find out more, click here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 19, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: August 19, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 19, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/game-night Date: August 19, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/evening-yoga1 Date: August 19, 2014

This yoga 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.

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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 19, 2014

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/central-park-circuit Date: August 19, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: The Royal Tenenbaums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-the-royal-tenenbaums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-the-royal-tenenbaums Date: August 19, 2014

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill. 2001, Rated R (IMDb)

New York City has been the setting and inspiration for countless classic movies; in many cases, the City has played as central a role as films' lead actors. So what better place to celebrate the world's most iconic filmmaking location than its most iconic park?

Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras and tape recorders.

Nightly sponsorships are available. For information, contact corporate@centralparknyc.org

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:30 pm 40.7734, -73.9735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 19, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Red Hen Press: Douglas Kearney, LaTasha Diggs and Andrea Scarpino.

Presented in partnership with Red Hen Press

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 19, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 19, 2014

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

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 19, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater Date: August 19, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

Founded and under the direction or Samuel Roy and Nicolas Boivin Gravel, THROW2CATCH (T2C) produces contemporary circus performances and is based in Montreal, Canada. THROW2CATCH offers shows aimed at large public audiences, and provides creation and art direction for developing made to measure and original concepts for corporate and public events. T2C distinguishes itself through innovation and creativity of the performances, utilizing the circus arts with a unique and surprising originality. Samuel and Nicolas met in the 1990’s at the École de cirque de Verdun. Their artistic collaboration urged them to create a juggling act called THROW2CATCH. After attending the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal, the duo presented their act around the world with major companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Cavalia and the Arsenal Theater Company. The company have now 2 shows on the road. RESET presented in the venues all around the world and T3C.

Loki Circus Theater was founded by Susan Voyticky and Michelle Arvin to create innovative movement theater productions using a mixture of circus, physical theater and dance. Performances created with circus push audiences beyond the confines and limits of reality, in celebration of the infinite potential of the human being. The daring inherent in the expression of a circus artist is a call to our own individual audacity, an affirmation of rewards given to those who rise to the challenge of being human. Loki Circus Theater productions achieve this synthesis--combining the effect of circus with the affect of theatre.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53515619dc41f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Raiders of the Lost Ark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-raiders-of-the-lost-ark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-raiders-of-the-lost-ark Date: August 19, 2014

Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

Raiders of the Lost Ark leaves you breathless. Its spirit is straight from the days of those thrilling matinee classics. Harrison Ford is the swashbuckling hero, Indiana Jones, who, with his spunky girlfriend, must battle foes of every shape, size and description to keep the mysterious Lost Ark of the Covenant out of Hitler's hands. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 1981 (PG-13) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:45 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53922b98ca4e2.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Monsters, Inc.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-night-monsters-inc-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-night-monsters-inc-g Date: August 19, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.6845, -73.7808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88d1a9cd7b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 19, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58, -73.8288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c80723ada.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/frozen Date: August 19, 2014

Come to a movie night for the family to enjoy.

Movie begins at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron Park: "Monsters University"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/movie-at-crocheron-park-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/movie-at-crocheron-park-monsters-university Date: August 19, 2014

In this Disney film, Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, although this was not always the case. When they first met, they disliked one another but in this movie, Mike and Sulley overcome their differences and they became best of friends.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Independence Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/red-hook-flicks-independence-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/red-hook-flicks-independence-day Date: August 19, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy in this 1996 Will Smith film. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 20, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 20, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 20, 2014

Don't miss this two-week long exhibition of Cuban art

Manny Vega is a Bronx-born painter, illustrator, muralist, mosaicist and costme designer. He is associated with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is a former art isntructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morjon is a Cuban-born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Donmingo and is an art iknstructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Free Coastal Classroom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/free-coastal-classroom1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/free-coastal-classroom1 Date: August 20, 2014

These free summer classes are designed to help youth entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades discover local coastal ecosystems, and the many ways that NYC is a city of water.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2787

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ee6dea18b7b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 20, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). 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 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

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 20, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 20, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 20, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 20, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:55 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sit-aerobics Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/body-sculpting Date: August 20, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-ages-24-year-old http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-ages-24-year-old Date: August 20, 2014

Come join us for stories, snacks and sprinkler fun in the Greenbelt.

Registration required. Space is limited. Suitable for ages 2-4 years old.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove Date: August 20, 2014

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka.

In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614a76aa6bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 20, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 20, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-games Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion Game Day at Sol Lain Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/kids-in-motion-game-day-sol-lain-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/kids-in-motion-game-day-sol-lain-playground Date: August 20, 2014

Join us for a day of free and fun games. Games will include giant chess, giant Jenga and much more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd)

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M235 Sol Lain Plgd 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7142, -73.9838 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 20, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 20, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Taste Talks with April Bloomfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: August 20, 2014

Join us for Taste Talks with April Bloomfield, chef and author of A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories. Moderated by Daniel Stedman, Founder & Owner of Northside Media Group. The Spotted Pig-founder, renowned chef, and cookbook author will speak at a special lunchtime edition of Taste Talks - a two-day showcase of culinary workshops and discussions by top chefs and experts on the latest trends in food and drink.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/adaptive-activities Date: August 20, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Alice Austen House and Museum Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/alice-austen-house-and-museum-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/alice-austen-house-and-museum-tour Date: August 20, 2014

Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and the current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at the monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested donation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/recycletoart Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Days with LES Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center Date: August 20, 2014

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees between 10th St. and 6th St. from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil.

Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided. Registration is encouraged by emailing info@lesecologycenter.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park at 9th St. and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7263, -73.9804 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-family-festival Date: August 20, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Keeping The Rats Out! Rat Prevention in Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-keeping-the-rats-out-rat-prevention-in-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-keeping-the-rats-out-rat-prevention-in-community-gardens Date: August 20, 2014

This workshop will cover rat prevention in your gardens. We will walk around El Jardin Del Paraiso and discuss how to recognize signs of rat activity and ways to discourage rats from establishing burrow systems in your garden. There will be a giveaway of rat-resistant garbage cans for all garden groups that attend the workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7223, -73.9792 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Still Standing: The Enduring Legacy of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/still-standing-the-enduring-legacy-of-the-1939-and-1964-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/still-standing-the-enduring-legacy-of-the-1939-and-1964-worlds-fairs Date: August 20, 2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is home to a significant collection of landscapes, monuments and structures that remain from the New York World's Fairs. NYC Parks’ Director of Historic Preservation takes you on a journey by powerpoint, and shares insights into their history, construction and significance to the park, the city, and the world. From the vivid descriptions of ash fields in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to dozens of now-iconic New York World's Fairs features, some secluded and others on full display, come behind the scenes to learn more about the Unisphere, Fountain of the Fairs, NYS Pavilion, Port Authority Heliport, and more.

John Krawchuk is Director of Historic Preservation for NYC Parks and administers preservation projects on parkland throughout the five boroughs. Mr. Krawchuk is directly involved with efforts to restore Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s historic landscapes, monuments and structures and was a featured speaker for FMCP in the Emmy-nominated documentary, Blueprint: NYC Parks.

Event is free. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, RSVP: Vickie.Karp@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d167a853989.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Thiefs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 20, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured band: Thiefs
These three artists weave processed and acoustic sounds into gritty and rousing jazz, R&B, and electronica compositions: an eclectic sonic collision of beats. www.wethiefs.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira Date: August 20, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: The Way We Were]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-the-way-we-were http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-the-way-we-were Date: August 20, 2014

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart. 1973, PG (IMDb)

New York City has been the setting and inspiration for countless classic movies; in many cases, the City has played as central a role as films' lead actors. So what better place to celebrate the world's most iconic filmmaking location than its most iconic park?

Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras and tape recorders.

Nightly sponsorships are available. For information, contact corporate@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 40.7734, -73.9735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-yoga Date: August 20, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-pilates Date: August 20, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater Date: August 20, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

Founded and under the direction or Samuel Roy and Nicolas Boivin Gravel, THROW2CATCH (T2C) produces contemporary circus performances and is based in Montreal, Canada. THROW2CATCH offers shows aimed at large public audiences, and provides creation and art direction for developing made to measure and original concepts for corporate and public events. T2C distinguishes itself through innovation and creativity of the performances, utilizing the circus arts with a unique and surprising originality. Samuel and Nicolas met in the 1990’s at the École de cirque de Verdun. Their artistic collaboration urged them to create a juggling act called THROW2CATCH. After attending the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal, the duo presented their act around the world with major companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Cavalia and the Arsenal Theater Company. The company have now 2 shows on the road. RESET presented in the venues all around the world and T3C.

Loki Circus Theater was founded by Susan Voyticky and Michelle Arvin to create innovative movement theater productions using a mixture of circus, physical theater and dance. Performances created with circus push audiences beyond the confines and limits of reality, in celebration of the infinite potential of the human being. The daring inherent in the expression of a circus artist is a call to our own individual audacity, an affirmation of rewards given to those who rise to the challenge of being human. Loki Circus Theater productions achieve this synthesis--combining the effect of circus with the affect of theatre.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156568e995.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:10 EST
<![CDATA[Flushing Meadows Corona Park Movie Night: Mary Poppins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/flushing-meadows-corona-park-movie-night-presents-mary-poppins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/flushing-meadows-corona-park-movie-night-presents-mary-poppins Date: August 20, 2014

This 1964 movie combines songs, color, and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children, and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her xtraordinary magical powers.

Bring your own chair or blanket.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Microcosmos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/outdoor-cinema-microcosmos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/outdoor-cinema-microcosmos Date: August 20, 2014

As part of its Outdoor Cinema 2014 season, Socrates Sculpture Park will be screening Microcosmos, a French film directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou. Microcosmos features some of the most gorgeous macro-photography of insects ever put on screen. Shooting with custom cameras and lenses that took three years to develop, the filmmakers turn a French meadow into an otherwordly adventure as its denizens—a seemingly infinite variety of bugs—crawl, fly, creep, and leap. This is an amazing voyage into a surprising and often humorous miniature universe, a surreal, wordless visual treat for children and adults alike. More here.

Pre-screening performances and food begin at 7pm; screening begins at sundown.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival that takes place every Wednesday evening in July and August. Focusing on a different country or culture each screening, this program invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the waterfront breeze, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e288bc0814f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Walk & Talk: Do You Hear an Echo?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/nature-walk-talk-do-you-hear-an-echo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/nature-walk-talk-do-you-hear-an-echo Date: August 20, 2014

How do animals find each other in the dark? Take an evening walk with naturalist Paul Keim to learn how bats, frogs, crickets and katydids use sound for location and communication. Use eyes and ears—and an echo-locator (electronic device)—to search for bats as they skim the evening sky in search of insects. Don’t forget your flashlight! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 8:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc234de00f5.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Non-Fiction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: August 20, 2014

Visit the Bryant Park Reading Room for readings from authors throughout New York City and beyond. This week, the reading room features:

Danielle Allen - Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Produced in partnership with New York Historical Society

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 20, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:36:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Screened Film Series: Style Wars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/film-style-wars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/film-style-wars Date: August 20, 2014

Join us for a free screening of Style Wars. The film is regarded as the indispensable document of NY street culture and subway graffiti art of the early '80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis

Please join us for light refreshments starting at 7:30 p.m. The film will begin at sunset, between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Stay after the screening for a talk back with producer Henry Chalfant.

Part of the “Bronx Screened” film series. Curated by the Bronx Documentary Center, the series tells the story of the Bronx through documentaries about history, culture, politics, and social impact. Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with Bronx Museum of the Arts

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d8fd9b1d847.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Mary Poppins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins Date: August 20, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In the Disney classic Mary Poppins, a magical nanny brings supercalifragilisticexpialidocious moments to her new household. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c932f1fff.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: Captain Phillips]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi Date: August 20, 2014

Heroes and hustlers come together on the waterfront this summer in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all free. Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last year’s favorite big screen hits!

Based on the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama.

Presented by CITI.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535694ce5b0a8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST