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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:34:25 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-circuit Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 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: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-the-way-we-were http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-the-way-we-were Date: August 21, 2014

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. 1988, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:30 pm 40.7734, -73.9735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 21, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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<![CDATA[Family Fishing Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/family-fishing-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/family-fishing-night Date: August 21, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes families to an introductory catch-and-release fishing class. Our experienced naturalists will teach participants how to collect and attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish! Families with children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate. All equipment is provided.

To make a reservation, please call the Audubon Center at (718) 287-3400 x 303 or email eschwartz@prospectpark.org. $5 per person, cash only.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 21, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Threefifty and Jessica Carvo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/garden-grooves-threefifty-and-jessica-carvo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/garden-grooves-threefifty-and-jessica-carvo Date: August 21, 2014

Enjoy live music from local musicians in the comfort of NYRP’s outdoor spaces. At 7:00 p.m. listen to ambient electronic soundscapes from Threefifty followed by acoustic folk sounds from Jessica Carvo at 8:30 p.m. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending. Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with BAM.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dab3df99d4e.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 21, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Radio Jarocho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-sounds-radio-jarocho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-sounds-radio-jarocho Date: August 21, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Presented by NYC Parks and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Acrobatic Conundrum / ChelseaO Productions presents Cirqu'elle / Perfect Catch: a throw-mantic comedy in association with CircusNow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow Date: August 21, 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.

The Acrobatic Conundrum was founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom, with the mission to create performance experiences that delight and engage audiences. Conundrum shows feature moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration. The troupe has produced three shows to date: Volumes I & II, and The Way Out. The company has performed in various venues around the Pacific Northwest and headlined the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the first festival of its kind.

Chelsea O'Brian is a performer, teacher and artistic director of ChelseaO Productions. She has worked in the mediums of circus, dance, aerial dance, film and theatre. Her works have been supported by the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et lettres de Quebec, Adesam, and the City of Vancouver public art program. She has performed with companies such as Cirque Plume in France, Cavalia, Sens Productions, Rea’son d’etre productions, and Zaccho Dance Theatre. She is known in the circus industry for having invented the Aerial Kite, a unique circus apparatus. Her Aerial Kites can now be found internationally. Chelsea is currently based in San Francisco. Cirqu’elle premiered in the summer of 2013 at Zaccho studio in San Francisco. Since then it has toured to Santa Barbara and Richmond CA, and Chelsea is thrilled to bring the show to SummerStage!

"Perfect Catch" is the dynamic juggling team of Michael Karas and Jen Slaw. In 2011, Michael and Jen decided to create a theatrical juggling show that would appeal to the theater goers of New York City. An adorable 50-seat theater, The Canal Park Playhouse, agreed to produce their whimsical idea and the result was a huge success that ran for two seasons. "Perfect Catch: A Throw-mantic Comedy" was named a Critic's Pick by Backstage Magazine and received a rave review from the NYTimes as well, citing Jen and Michael as "expert jugglers". Jen and Michael continue to tour their show, promoting theatrical juggling as well as "huggling", the combination of hugging while juggling. In fact, they set a world record in 2013 on live television for the longest huggling session without a drop - 33 minutes and 43 seconds. They’re excited to present their show at SummerStage – enjoy and come say hi after the show!

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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156d030edf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:08 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie Date: August 21, 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.

Annie is the story of a young orphan girl and her adventures as she searches for a family to adopt her. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5ca19ce854.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Philadelphia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. This movie won two Oscars.

Rain date: August 28th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Special Advanced Screening of Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/special-advanced-screening-of-ken-burns-the-roosevelts-an-intimate-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/special-advanced-screening-of-ken-burns-the-roosevelts-an-intimate-history Date: August 21, 2014

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new seven-part, 14-hour documentary by renowned American filmmaker, Ken Burns, will air for seven consecutive nights beginning September 14 on PBS. In advance of the broadcast premiere, the film's producers have selected one episode for a special, free screening to be presented in Hudson River Park!

Following the family for more than a century, the documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics, into a single narrative. Legendary actress Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings, joined by Paul Giamatti, Edward Herrmann, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Harris, and Billy Bob Thornton, amongst others.

The movie will begin at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46 at Charles Street

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2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:30 pm 40.733, -74.0103 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Robin Thicke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke Date: August 22, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Robin Thicke perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 22, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 22, 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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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 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/2014/08/22/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/2014/08/22/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 22, 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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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 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[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 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[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/sit-aerobics Date: August 22, 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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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 22, 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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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dendrology 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2014

This Dendrology 'walk and talk' is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Conference House Park is home to many diverse and unique plant and tree communities within its 265 acres. The communities range from tall maturing forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket forested wetlands and wet woods. The Park contains a rare maritime Northern Hackberry forest (due to the high calcium levels, from the high number of discarded oyster shells in the soil).

This educational 'walk and talk' is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the numerous tree and plant species found within the various forest types contained the park.

Multiple events (including drawing workshops and dune walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c8739bc1a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 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/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 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/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 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/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adaptive-fitness Date: August 22, 2014

Get fit using exercises that work for you! This program is tailored for individuals with disabilities and limited mobility. Recreation center membership is required. Please find out more information here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/house-tours Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adaptive-activities Date: August 22, 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: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 22, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 22, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 22, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping Date: August 22, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/teen-rock-your-seat Date: August 22, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Rear Window]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-rear-window http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-rear-window Date: August 22, 2014

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. 1954, Rated 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:30 pm 40.7734, -73.9735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 22, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 22, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 22, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: August 22, 2014

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Livin on a Prayer Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-livin-on-a-prayer-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-livin-on-a-prayer-skate-party Date: August 22, 2014

Tommy used to work on the docks. Union's been on strike and he's down on his luck, so guess where he's going to cheer himself up?

He's heading to Lola Star's Roller Disco skate Party. Embrace your inner rock stars to prove once and for all it's true that the higher the hair the closer we will be to the rock gods. Rip your jeans, tease your hair, let your inner David Lee Roth out and come skate with Lola Star!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: August 22, 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 Coraline 3D, an adventurous girl discovers a door to a seemingly perfect world in her new house, but she soon discovers this world has sinister secrets. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f6729d0f89.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Family Fridays: The Wizard of Oz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-river-park-family-fridays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-river-park-family-fridays-presented-by-citi Date: August 22, 2014

There’s something for everyone in the family on Friday nights in Hudson River Park! This outdoor movie series features family-oriented movies suitable for all ages. Films are rated PG. Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm).

Sponsored by Ruby Rockets

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4c4287d245.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 22, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks Date: August 23, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner hatha yoga class.

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 23, 2014

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk Date: August 23, 2014

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

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 23, 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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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 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/2014/08/23/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/2014/08/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 23, 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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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Pier 6 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day Date: August 23, 2014

Come play games of all shapes and sizes from volleyball, basketball, and soccer clinics to potato sack and relay races with celebrations on each of the park's active piers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 23, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 23, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1012c12d7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 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[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 23, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 23, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river: Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d671ed3400d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team Date: August 23, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week! The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

For more information and to rsvp, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Give Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party Date: August 23, 2014

Join neighborhood gardeners and Staten Island community supported agriculture groups for a summer garden party at Conference House Park. There will a vegetable and fruit swap, a tool repair station, a garden-themed information tent. Meet representatives from all three of Staten Island's CSAs: North Shore, Mid-Island and South Shore. Learn how to help fight hunger in NYC by growing 'a little extra' in your garden plot.

Special guests include Tattfoo Tan, an artist who collaborates with the public on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living, and Jay Weichun, a local artist, filmmaker, and director of the documentary Growing Food on Staten Island: a web documentary about gardeners and the food they grow.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 412-0721

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f602bd9880b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Jimmy Miranda Memorial Bayside Snapper Derby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/jimmy-miranda-memorial-bayside-snapper-derby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/jimmy-miranda-memorial-bayside-snapper-derby Date: August 23, 2014

The Bayside Anglers Group and the Bayside Marina present a free fishing event for kids! Participants will receive bait and supplies, including loaner rods and reels. Derby winners will receive prizes, and there will be giveaways and raffles along the way--and even free pizza!

Don't fish? Don't worry! Your kids will receive the gear and the expertise. All you need is patience, enthusiasm, and a little luck.

Sign-in for this event begins at 10:00 a.m., and fishing begins at 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bayside Marina

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 40.7798, -73.7671 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking Date: August 23, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves Date: August 23, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 23, 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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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales Date: August 23, 2014

Sit back and listen to nature, and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest.

This program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: August 23, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx.

The tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House. For early arrivals, the Valentine-Varian House will be open for tours at 10 a.m. On the tour, sites along the Grand Concourse, Bedford Park, Jerome Avenue, and Kingsbridge Road will be noted.

Please make reservations as these programs are quite popular and sell out quickly. Call at the phone number below to reserve a spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc9379c63b2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:57 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Beach Olympics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/ocean-breeze-beach-olympics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/ocean-breeze-beach-olympics Date: August 23, 2014

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex is proud to announce it's hosting a "Beach Olympics" in conjunction with Staten Island Beach Fest at Midland Beach. Come test your athleticism in our beach events! Activities will include relays races, an obstacle course, long jump, throwing events and other beach games. Awards will be given to all those that participate. Join us for a day of fun and festivities as we look forward to the opening of Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class Date: August 23, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle Date: August 23, 2014

Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the river.

Advance registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:15 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 Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

Flareplay brings the videogaming fun outdoors. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay's outdoor gaming station.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Back To School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school Date: August 23, 2014

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, fitness activities, and more! School supplies and health and safety information will be given out to all students on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment Date: August 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST