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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:51:21 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[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: June 29, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break 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 for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bird-walks Date: June 29, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 29, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a 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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 29, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Frederick B. Judge Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/its-my-park-day-frederick-b-judge-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/its-my-park-day-frederick-b-judge-playground Date: June 29, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out and join LP FAM's Youth Organization as they paint benches, rake leaves, weed and remove litter from the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 241-4211

Location: Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground)

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Q119 Frederick B. Judge Playground 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6835, -73.8082 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: June 29, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 29, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/forest-restoration-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/forest-restoration-at-high-rock-park Date: June 29, 2013

Join staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails.

All events are listed on our website below. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and Tools are provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bea615e31f.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 29, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/flow13 Date: June 29, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Park Trail Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/trail-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/trail-maintenance Date: June 29, 2013

Come join the Randall's Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Crew to maintain the trail in the Freshwater marsh. Tasks include weeding invasive vegetation and pruning trees. Other tasks may include shoreline clean-up in the Salt Marsh. All training and tools will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday evening so we can adequately stock up on gloves and tools.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/catch-release-fishing Date: June 29, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: June 29, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 29, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. 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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/kayaking Date: June 29, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-staten-island Date: June 29, 2013

Help water and care for the dozens of new street trees that have been planted Staten Island!

Join MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Help put your tree care skills to use and join us on a tour of the great trees in northern Staten Island afterwards!

Register for this event

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1125 Bay Street

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6157, -74.067 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: June 29, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. The Yoga Room Studio will be providing a yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7791, -73.9212 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Art Workshop: Orly Genger's "Red, Yellow and Blue"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-family-art-workshop-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-family-art-workshop-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue Date: June 29, 2013

Join us for a fun, interactive Family Art Workshop inspired by Mad. Sq. Art’s current exhibition, Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM.

Get a head start on your summer reading by creating your very own one-of-a-kind woven bookmark for your favorite book! Using simple materials like paper, pipe cleaners, and ribbons, we’ll explore basic techniques of weaving, color, and form, much like the woven waves and hills found in Orly Genger’s large-scale exhibition! Comprised of an astounding 1.4 million feet of hand-crocheted nautical rope, the exhibition will be on view through September 8, 2013.

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/family-art-workshop-weaving-workshop-with-red-yellow-and-blue#sthash.vdQVIp49.dpuf

Join us for a fun, interactive Family Art Workshop inspired by Mad. Sq. Art’s current exhibition, Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger.

Get a head start on your summer reading by creating your very own one-of-a-kind woven bookmark for your favorite book. Using simple materials like paper, pipe cleaners, and ribbons, we’ll explore basic techniques of weaving, color, and form, much like the woven waves and hills found in Orly Genger’s large-scale exhibition. Comprised of an astounding 1.4 million feet of hand-crocheted nautical rope, the exhibition will be on view through September 8, 2013.

We will host two sessions of the workshop from 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM. The workshop is first-come, first-served. To find us, look for the white MSPC tent by the yellow lawn in Madison Square Park (located by the NYPD Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground, and the 25th Street and Madison Avenue entrance).

**Please note that Adult Supervision is required for all Family Art Workshop activities.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Northern End of Madison Square Park (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7425, -73.9873 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c8cdf49844c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 29, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: River Fish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 29, 2013

Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Urban Parks Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River. Fishing equipment provided, but bring enthusiasm, luck and a friend. Come for the fishing, stay for river-related activities including fishy arts & crafts.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b06cb7daa9.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 29, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: June 29, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

Location: East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 40.8879, -73.8416 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/freshwater-fishing Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 40.7496, -73.8077 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-chess Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 29, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! 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.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 29, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-games Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[We Love Our Trees Hands-On Street Tree Care Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/we-love-our-trees-handson-street-tree-care-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/we-love-our-trees-handson-street-tree-care-clinic Date: June 29, 2013

Get your hands a little dirty learning how to care for and beautify the street trees on your block. This clinic will cover all the basics including how to improve soil, watering tips, strategies for discouraging litter and pets, safe tree guard design, and planting a street tree bed garden. After the demonstration, you will have a chance for hands-on practice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: El Flamboyan Community Garden

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8136, -73.9059 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e4bcad3b81.gif Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Transformations Art Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/farmhouse-transformations-liz-demayo-dyckman-farmhouse-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/farmhouse-transformations-liz-demayo-dyckman-farmhouse-museum Date: June 29, 2013

Immerse yourself in altered scenes of the farmhouse and garden as photographer Liz DeMayo presents a one-day installation of her manipulated views of the historic site.

This installation is possible thanks to a grant from the NoMAA Creative Grant Program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/kids-create Date: June 29, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Siempre Verde Garden Workshop - Start Your Own Worm Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/worksph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/worksph Date: June 29, 2013

Learn how to start your own worm bin for little or no money. Topics will include procuring and preparing the plastic bin, worm bedding, and proper care and feeding, troubleshooting bin health, harvesting the compost, and propagating/harvesting the worms to share or sell (vermiculture).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 504-6468

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 29, 2013

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

Schedule:

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids- Funkytown Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-kids-funkytown-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-kids-funkytown-playground Date: June 29, 2013

Funkytown Playground at Bryant Park

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 726-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Gay Pride Celebration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/harlem-gay-pride-celebration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/harlem-gay-pride-celebration-day Date: June 29, 2013

The Harlem Pride Day 2013 Celebration Day features vendors, health care organizations, artists, food, entertainment and activities targeted towards families, adults and youth of all cultures.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Playground

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B357 Jackie Robinson Playground 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6658, -73.9592 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/astoria-park-festival Date: June 29, 2013

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

Hours: June 27 ~ 4PM - 10PM

June 28 ~ 4PM - 11PM

June 29 ~ 12pm -11PM

June 30 ~ 12pm - 10PM

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9238 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/forest-crew-training-session Date: June 29, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/archery Date: June 29, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: June 29, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Terrapins and Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/terrapins-and-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/terrapins-and-horseshoe-crabs Date: June 29, 2013

Join NYC Audubon for a hike to look for nesting diamondback terrapins as well as mating horseshoe crabs. Leader: Don Riepe. Call to reserve. (2 miles)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4340

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e36fb1d7a0.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[4Knots Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/4knots-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/4knots-music-festival Date: June 29, 2013

4Knots, hosted by The Village Voice, is a seven hour music festival showcasing the musical talents of a plethora of artists both established and up-and-coming. Kurt Vile & The Violators headline the show with performances by The Men, Parquet Courts, White Lung and many more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Street Seaport, Pier 17

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7057, -74.002 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: June 29, 2013

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Limited space available. Register by email.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51816b3f983e4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Art Workshop: Orly Genger's "Red, Yellow and Blue"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-family-art-workshop-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-family-art-workshop-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue1 Date: June 29, 2013

Join us for a fun, interactive Family Art Workshop inspired by Mad. Sq. Art’s current exhibition, Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger.

Get a head start on your summer reading by creating your very own one-of-a-kind woven bookmark for your favorite book. Using simple materials like paper, pipe cleaners, and ribbons, we’ll explore basic techniques of weaving, color, and form, much like the woven waves and hills found in Orly Genger’s large-scale exhibition. Comprised of an astounding 1.4 million feet of hand-crocheted nautical rope, the exhibition will be on view through September 8, 2013.

We will host two sessions of the workshop from 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM. The workshop is first-come, first-served.

**Please note that Adult Supervision is required for all Family Art Workshop activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Northern End of Madison Square Park (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7425, -73.9873 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c8cdf49844c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/recycletoart Date: June 29, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 29, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 29, 2013

Covering the elements of Voice Production, Movement, Acting and Stage Combat. Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Email to register. Space is limited.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f1766a2003.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: June 29, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6.
Recommended ages 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Family Day: KR3TS Dance Company / The Gizmo Guys / LuckyBob: Variety Performer / Double Dutch Dreamz / DJ set by Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bronx-family-day-kr3ts-dance-company-thegizmo-guys-lucky-bob-variety-performer-double-dutch-dreamz-dj-set-by-idlemind-the-appropriate-agent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bronx-family-day-kr3ts-dance-company-thegizmo-guys-lucky-bob-variety-performer-double-dutch-dreamz-dj-set-by-idlemind-the-appropriate-agent Date: June 29, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through interactive performances! The event features DJ’ing, dancers, juggling, variety shows and even includes an interactive double dutch jump rope performance! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in face painting, a Hip-Hop dance class and free sports lessons including golf workshops. With so many different acts, there will be something for everyone!

Since 1987, The Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2000 live performances. Performing extensively in the U.S. and Canada, they have been in places as diverse as Japan and Saudi Arabia. Much more than a comedy juggling act, their act includes world class skills presented in original routines that amuse as well as amaze.

Watch as LuckyBob juggles boxes, spins balls, reads minds and turns a volunteer into a magician. This show is action packed and full of crazy magic and cool juggling stunts.

Double Dutch Dreamz invites the community to “Get Your Jump On!” Join in the creatively artful fun of jumping double and single ropes. Share delightful neighborhood narratives and recollections of rhythms and rhymes with fast moving feet that rock to the beat.

DJ Idlemind, “The Appropriate Agent” began learning the art of spinning records at age eight. DJ Idlemind is known for his ability to blend seemingly opposing songs together, often breaking genre, speed and chronological barriers. He is the official event DJ for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and House DJ for the BAMcafé Live concert series.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d73e12fd37.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/family-camping Date: June 29, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit our website below on Wednesday, June 19.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[LIGHTS / Joel Plaskett / Spirit of the West / Produced by Canada Day International in association with BlackBerry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/joel-plaskett-spirit-of-the-west-brasstronaut-produced-by-canada-day-international-in-association-with-blackberry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/joel-plaskett-spirit-of-the-west-brasstronaut-produced-by-canada-day-international-in-association-with-blackberry Date: June 29, 2013

SummerStage joins Canada Day International and BlackBerry in celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday, presenting a free showcase of top Canadian talent.

When electro-rock sensation Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. The following year, she won the Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy) for Best New Artist, on the strength of her debut EP alone. She has since released the gold certified and Juno nominated albums The Listening and Siberia. Her latest release, Siberia Acoustic, is an album which strips down her normally synth and electronic-heavy music to the bare bones, showcasing her strong songwriting and soft melodies.

With countless awards to their credit, Joel Plaskett and his band The Emergency, have performed thousands of tour dates, and completed numerous recording and producing projects. Joel is quickly becoming one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today. In 2009, Plaskett released his hugely successful triple record, Three, which garnered overwhelming media response and caught the attention of international audiences. Where Three is a thoughtful solo record that offers up gems that range from pure Pop to soul stirring Folk, Scrappy Happiness, Plaskett's most recent album which debuted in 2012, is an epic melodic Rock record powered by stellar songs and a sense of urgency. Whether it’s touring worldwide with his band or more intimate shows as a solo artist, Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences with his one of a kind music.

The band that became Spirit of the West began as a Folk trio called Evesdropper in Vancouver 30 years ago. After churning out 13 albums, the group has achieved a status as one of the most beloved artists in Canadian history. They have been inducted into the Halls of Fame / Lifetime Achievement Categories by the Western Canadian Music Association and the Society of Composers and Music Publishers of Canada. In a CBC survey, their song, “Home for a Rest” was voted the 22nd greatest Canadian song of all time, and in a similar vote in Vancouver's Tyee magazine it was placed as 2nd greatest Canadian song of all time. It has many times been called “Canada’s unofficial national anthem.” With four gold and three platinum albums to their credit, Spirit of the West recently produced Spirituality, a double CD album that looks back at the first 25 years of their career.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769989be1c6.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made” / Master Class: Rocksteady Crew / Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner, Funktion Dance Complex]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/rock-steady-crew-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made-master-class-rocksteady-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/rock-steady-crew-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made-master-class-rocksteady-crew Date: June 29, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Rock Steady Crew
8:00 PM – Performances

Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-Boy groups in the world. These pioneers and creators of break-dancing used dance battles as a means of recruitment to grow its talented team and gain national acclaim while touring throughout the world. Since its formation, Rock Steady Crew has adapted all aspects of Hip-Hop, from DJ's to Emcee's, and from Writers to B-Boys & B-Girls. More recently, Rock Steady Crew received a VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award, performed on ABC's, Dancing With The Stars, and also had CNN coverage of their 35th anniversary.

In their world premiere work “RSC Ghetto Made”, Rock Steady Crew will be showing New York and the world what a real Hip-Hop show looks like as they bring it back to basics and display why they are the kings of the original movement.

Artist Website: http://www.dradance.org
Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce is a collaboration between Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) and The Joyce Theatre. Dance studios are adjudicated by top names in the dance world with the award winner performing at SummerStage.

Master Class: Join members of the Rock Steady Crew for a high-energy dance class showcasing hip-hop basics.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c1f286f1c8.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/os-mutantes-javelin-janka-nabay-the-bubu-gang http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/os-mutantes-javelin-janka-nabay-the-bubu-gang Date: June 29, 2013

Brazilian Tropicália trailblazers Os Mutantes, whose psychedelic collision of The Beatles, John Cage, and Bossa Nova is “pop at its very best and most innovative,” (SPIN) headline a proper airing of the storied label Luaka Bop, founded by David Byrne and devoted to dance music of any denomination from across the globe. Javelin brings a sound collage “like an otherworldly radio station based in some crate-digger bunker where genre distinctions are a distant memory” (Pitchfork) to the party, and the Sierra Leonean Janka Nabay, the undisputed king of Bubu music, starts things off on a festive, frenetic note.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4df2a9388e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 29, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 29, 2013

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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 30, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/flow13 Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/catch-release-fishing Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautification Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/beautification-event1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/beautification-event1 Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: June 30, 2013

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

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/learn-to-fly-day Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[War Birds Over Gerritsen Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/war-birds-over-gerritsen-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/war-birds-over-gerritsen-beach Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 668-7542

Location: Model Aircraft Field (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5895, -73.9195 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/birding Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chess Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-games Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/kids-create Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/astoria-park-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/astoria-park-festival1 Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9238 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/freshwater-fishing Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 30, 2013

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

Schedule:

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/seining Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Ft. Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/historic-new-york-ft-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/historic-new-york-ft-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: June 30, 2013

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

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 1:00 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: June 30, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:

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

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

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

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

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

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

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

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Pride: Dance on the Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/nyc-pride-dance-on-the-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/nyc-pride-dance-on-the-pier Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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2013-06-30 2013-06-30 3:00 pm 10:00 pm Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515484f8c83d4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bayside Historical Society Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bayside-historical-society-lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/bayside-historical-society-lawn-concert Date: June 30, 2013

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

Bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Star's Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance of the Legendary Album, featuring Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney and many more]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/big-stars-third-featuring-original-band-members-and-very-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/big-stars-third-featuring-original-band-members-and-very-special-guests Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c1ff4213ed.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 30, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/madagascar-3 Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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B100 Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:00 pm 40.6079, -73.9863 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:51:22 EDT