NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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, 02 Apr 2015 08:42:39 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[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 30, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 31, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings 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 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot our feathered neighbors who make their home in the park and their foreign cousins as they make their stop in Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Familes only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration not required but strongly preferred. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This programs takes place every Sunday, May 3 - May 31, 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). For more information, please call (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513040148626.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore Date: May 31, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided. First-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: American Ballfields

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5991, -73.821 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 20th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55075493cee60.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, and this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5833, -73.921 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light Date: May 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun Date: May 31, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Garden Club: Natural Pest and Weed Control]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control Date: May 31, 2015

Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables… including our six- legged friends. Learn natural and safe ways to keep insects and other hungry backyard inhabitants from feasting on your harvest. We will also share tips on how to rid your garden from unwanted plants without using poisons. Make and take home a pesticide-free insect spray for your garden.

This program is suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 31, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157900931d0.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: May 31, 2015

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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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: May 31, 2015

We’ve partnered with Musical Directions to bring Sweet Spot Festival to West Harlem Piers Park. Sweet Spot Festival is a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and 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.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551998ad2dfed.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 1, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/sit-aerobics Date: June 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: June 1, 2015

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Performers to be announced soon. Check New Music in Bryant Park for more details.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55158dc76ed01.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: June 1, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 1, 2015

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons for people of all levels.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: June 1, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 1, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 2, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 2, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 2, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/fitness-walk Date: June 2, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 2, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/abs-work-out Date: June 2, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/meditationtasha-valentin Date: June 2, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 2, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 2, 2015

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 2, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/dancercise Date: June 3, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/recycletoart Date: June 3, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: June 3, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: June 3, 2015

This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6:00 – 7:00p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156fda8d382.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 3, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 3, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 4, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 4, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 4, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/fitness-walk Date: June 4, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 4, 2015

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 4, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/nature-exploration Date: June 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/learn-to-draw Date: June 4, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Seeds Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/seeds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/seeds-under-the-spotlight Date: June 4, 2015

Seeds are amazing little packages that move by rolling on the ground, flying through the air, floating in water or "hitching" a ride on passerby’s. We will take a hike to look for seeds in their many forms from acorns to pinecones to walnuts. Using our high-powered microscopes, we will then take a closer look to discover how these amazing seeds can move and grow into new flowers and trees.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up and their adult chaperones and is sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose. Meet at the Nevada Avenue entrance to High Rock Park. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Summer Series Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off Date: June 4, 2015

Join us as we kick off our children's summer events with fun activities for the whole family. TD Bank will be hosting workshops and bringing their eco-friendly "Mobile Forest: Rooted in NYC" exhibit. Take a tour inside the 'forest', snap a photo and learn how TD is helping our local woodlands. Balloon making will be at 5 p.m. folowed by a 6 p.m. performance of Puppets in the Park's of "Tales of Briar Rabbit".

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 4, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 4, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: June 5, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: June 5, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/tai-chiadults Date: June 5, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

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 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 5, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration Date: June 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 5, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts Date: June 5, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 5, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-06-05 2015-06-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 5, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie Date: June 5, 2015

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy.

Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/compost-crew Date: June 6, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City, while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 am

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek),Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 1:00 am 3:30 am 40.8611, -73.918; 40.8584, -73.9229 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-class Date: June 6, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 6, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 6, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Horseschoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs Date: June 6, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, but this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108ad1f0382.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/zumba Date: June 6, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 6, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-advanced Date: June 6, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 6, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 6, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 6, 2015

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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-moves Date: June 6, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/forest-fairytales Date: June 6, 2015

Sit back and listen to nature and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest. Program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver. Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/basic-canoeing Date: June 6, 2015

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.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550752dcae361.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 6, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-intermediate Date: June 6, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 6, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 6, 2015

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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 6, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

A Ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark.

First come, first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550751bc69eaa.JPG Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 6, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 6, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 6, 2015

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.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108bd6e6d27.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: June 6, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling. Space is limited. Reigstration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 6, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 7, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings 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 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 7, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/basic-canoeing Date: June 7, 2015

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.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House & Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8888, -73.8925 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5507507cad44c.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/food-truck-rally Date: June 7, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55006257ca499.jpg Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 7, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival Date: June 7, 2015

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, and face painting.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54edf30009d31.jpg Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster Date: June 7, 2015

This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster.

On the morning of June 15, 1904, the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River with approximately 1,300 people on board, including many children. In the course of 20 minutes an estimated 1,021 people died. It was the deadliest disaster at that time. Hear the full story about the General Slocum disaster and learn the outcomes it had for the future of boating safety.

Astoria Park also allows visitors to experience a unique view of the East River.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT