NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:17:32 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[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 1, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM

We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar: www.nyrp.org/calendar

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 1, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 1, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 1, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: August 1, 2014

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

In Spy Kids 3D Game Over, the Spy Kids' nemesis traps Carmen in a virtual reality game, and Juni must race to save both his sister and the world before time runs out! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5f0f9399f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Wipe Out Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party Date: August 1, 2014

Lola Star is daring you to bring on the waves at her Wipe Out Roller Disco.

You won't find sand in your pants after this beach party but you might need a Life guard to resuscitate you after all the fun you're going to have! Leave your sun tan lotion at home, this party has you covered.

Catch some rays from our disco lights and ride the waves on the roller rink floor. The Life Gaurd is not on duty so nab his uniform and all the other BayWatch babe's looks for your own use. We want to see your best Beach Party and Tiki Extravaganza outfit. Kowabunga!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8489087ecd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green Presents 2 Autumns, 3 Winters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green Date: August 1, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the comedy 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, starring Vincent Macaigne, on August 1st in Transmitter Park!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf7e6bd1c7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 1, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets Date: August 2, 2014

On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. The route runs from Brooklyn Bridge, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, to Central Park at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. View the Summer Streets map route

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Passersby are weclome to participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25' climbing wall, soar through the sky on a 160' zipline and explore a 179 years voice tunnel. View Summer Streets' schedule of activities

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbe1f13e728.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 2, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk Date: August 2, 2014

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

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 2, 2014

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks Date: August 2, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/parent-me-yoga Date: August 2, 2014

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 2, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves Date: August 2, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 2, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 2, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6706e1a709.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/kayaking Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/green-team Date: August 2, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: August 2, 2014

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials, such as recycled foam trays, modeling clay and reeds. Make your mixture into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbff4151663.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Third Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 Date: August 2, 2014

Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program as they pull a seine net through the waters of the tidal basin at Inwood Hill Park, identifying and counting their catch for the annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count.

During this free family program, participants may volunteer to put on waterproof boots and help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (845) 256-3016

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: August 2, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the 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. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Osgood Ave. and Gordon St.

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6189, -74.0837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Not Just Talk Summit - Radical Woman Creating Resilient Communities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/not-just-talk-radical-woman-creating-resilient-communities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/not-just-talk-radical-woman-creating-resilient-communities Date: August 2, 2014

Please join The BLK Projek at The Point CDC where they will revisit that space and explore the concept of environment and resilience in a broad sense. This year the theme is “Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities.” Resilience can be described as the ecosystems ability to absorb disturbances without shifting to an alternative state or losing function. Therefore, it encompasses two processes the ability to resist and the ability to recover. In a world facing climate change assessing resilience is critical as well as exploring all of the intersections that create insecure communities who seek to be resilient, to absorb disruption and recover from the effects of climate change.

This year's event is already proving to be epic as we are partnering with Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty and we are hosting Moms Rising's Food Power Brunch where we will discuss how to change school food and honor fierce women doing the work to make it a reality!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The PointT CDC

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8182, -73.8908 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-games Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Symmetry in Motion (Watercolors)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors Date: August 2, 2014

From the graceful beauty of a butterfly’s wings to the aerodynamically designed bodies of a dragonfly, formal balance is found throughout the insect world. Discover the wonder of some of the Greenbelt’s smallest but most colorful seasonal inhabitants and their surroundings as we capture their likeness in watercolors. Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed! Class size is limited, and prepaid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate Date: August 2, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat.

For ages 8 years old and up. This is an intermediate canoing trip.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Idlewild Park

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 40.6525, -73.7549 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fall Planting and Season Extension]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 Date: August 2, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you’ve ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it’s possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We’ll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your fall harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling and the use of greenhouses.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Phoenix Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6784, -73.9131 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 2, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 2, 2014

Enjoy music, stories and even more music with singers that make New York proud.

Featuring Lou Gallo and Jean Rohe from The Very Hungry Band

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 2, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets are available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 2, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 2, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: August 2, 2014

Come learn the basics of adaptive sports such as: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey(on ice), Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field Events.

Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program. The program welcomes Recreation Center members ages 5 and Up with a physical disability.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/house-tours Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Friendship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship Date: August 2, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!
Our very own Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their family members through Alexis O’Neill’s book, The Kite the Bridged two Nations, followed by a discussion and friendship bracelet activity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537f9e29546d8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 2, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic Drawing Class by Ivan Velez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez Date: August 2, 2014

Learn the basics to create your own comic book. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: DJ DAN spinning hits for the kids of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island Date: August 2, 2014

Join DJ DAN of Get Down Entertainment as he spins hits and entertains kids with cool giveaways on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6ecce113a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Super Duper Live Model Drawing Class for Kkids and Teens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/super-duper-live-model-drawing-class-819-years-of-age http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/super-duper-live-model-drawing-class-819-years-of-age Date: August 2, 2014

With popular comics artist Ivan Velez, participants will draw comic book inspired models, using pencils, pens, crayons, markers. This program is designed for those 8-19 years of age.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Play Mobiles on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-play-mobiles-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-play-mobiles-on-the-beach Date: August 2, 2014

Bring the family to the Midland Beach Promenade Lawn as NYC Parks brings out the play mobiles! There will be face painting, a bean bag toss, nok hockey and hula hoops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbfe0a68072.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 Date: August 2, 2014

Short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 2, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 2, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 Date: August 2, 2014

Columbia Summer Winds is a community wind ensemble that performs annually in New York City public parks. Comprised of musicians from around the New York area, CSW presents four concerts each summer and hosts a biennial Outdoor Composition Contest.

http://www.columbiasummerwinds.org/

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled to August 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america Date: August 2, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/gallery-tour Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6757a0b203.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hart to Hart Community Garden Fundraiser Cookout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hart-to-hart-community-garden-fundraiser-cookout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hart-to-hart-community-garden-fundraiser-cookout Date: August 2, 2014

Please join the Hart to Hart community garden fundraiser cookout, where everyone can enjoy grilled items and garden-fresh sides, salads, and fresh lemonade. All proceeds go to the garden. There will be a DJ as well as other fun activities.

Raindate August 3rd

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hart To Hart

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6931, -73.9474 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 2, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 Date: August 2, 2014

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' “Exile On Main St.” During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. His latest album "Locked Down", released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Further, Dr. John is currently hard at work completing an album in tribute to Louis Armstrong which will be released in June of this year. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is the creation of frontwoman Alynda lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who left home at an early age to travel the country before settling in New Orleans to play with a revolving cast of musicians. NPR's Ann Powers proclaimed that Hurray for the Riff Raff is, "Americana with a very young, fresh youthful sensibility. She's remaking traditions through her own voice. I'm just so struck by her voice. Literally. I love her singing voice...I can't stop listening to this woman's voice. I'm obsessed!" while Mojo Magazine raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power.” The band combines country and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound that’s unified by Segarra’s fresh vocals and beautifully crafted songs.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed39ecf90e.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 2, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america1 Date: August 2, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 2, 2014

Help Aeilushi Mistry bring peace and harmony to our shoreline as she performs the traditional Hindu Aarti Ceremony at the park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping Date: August 2, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 22.

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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: August 2, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95. Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event.

Thurs, July 17, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Fred Ones, Rhyme Factory's Youth Group (Hip-Hop), Feenix Flames (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, Aug 2, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Kid Koi, The Bronx Boys (dance), Rebel Diaz Arts Collective BX (Hip-Hop), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 2, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: Firefly Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party Date: August 2, 2014

Join Julia Attaway, educator and local mom, to see if you can catch the last fireflies of the season!

During this hands-on program kids will have a chance to learn about fireflies in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. Feel free to get ready for bed before you come out and chase fireflies in your pajamas.

Bring a jar or container and you can use your fireflies as night lights. But don't forget to let them out before you go to sleep! They have important work to do finding a mate and lighting the summer evenings.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6eed2c3ce.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 2, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 2, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Man of Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel Date: August 2, 2014

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

In Man of Steel, a young man with extraodinary powers must discover his own identity while saving the world from destruction. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5f9379174.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/astronomy Date: August 2, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: August 2, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, and audio devices. Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series http://on.fb.me/1szkT5S

Additional performances:
SAT, JUL 26, 8:30-10:00PM
Target Bronx Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1oKZccU
1025 Anderson Avenue, Highbridge
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

WED, AUG 6, 9:00-10:30PM
Bathgate Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1ztSyz1
1818-1836 Bathgate Avenue, Tremont
* Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 3, 2014

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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Ride! Guided Bicycle Tour of Rockaway! Exhibit at Fort Tilden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-ride-guided-bicycle-tour-of-rockaway-exhibit-at-fort-tilden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-ride-guided-bicycle-tour-of-rockaway-exhibit-at-fort-tilden Date: August 3, 2014

Ride with the NYC DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to Fort Tilden!

What to bring: Bike, lock, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, and water.

We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to Fort Tilden where the Rockaway Artists' Alliance (RAA) will provide a FREE guided tour of the Rockaway! arts festival, presented by RAA, MoMA PS1, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC). After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal back to Beach 116th St station. The bike ride is approximately 6 miles, one way.

Where to go: Take the A to Beach 67th St in Arverne (or ride your bike!).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Boulevard

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5921, -73.7889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cfc46787392.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: August 3, 2014

Through a safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride their bikes while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they leave with an easy, crash-free, and low-stress way to teach themselves to ride.

This class is suitable for teens and adults.

Bring a bike & a helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 3, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/birding Date: August 3, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we enourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/hatha-yoga Date: August 3, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaec40cd33.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: August 3, 2014

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials, such as recycled foam trays, modeling clay and reeds. Make your mixture into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc004c3001c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/forest-crew Date: August 3, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-games Date: August 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:32 EDT