NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:40:07 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[Dragonflies Demystified at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park Date: July 27, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, dragonflies are not dangerous or scary.

Join dragonfly expert Paul Lederer for a presentation, followed by a hike, to see dragonflies up close and personal and learn their special secrets.

Suitable for ages 6 and up with an adult chaperone. Bring your binoculars!

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA["Tycoon Dog" Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance Date: July 27, 2014

"The band's unforgettable songs, spellbinding improvisations, and breathtaking lights and sound create what we believe will become the classic rock of the future."

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 27, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace Magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle

Produced in partnership with

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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 27, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets 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 30 mph 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 27, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ed98de2ed.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre Date: July 27, 2014

Director Ritty Mahoney will bring Shakespeare to the Greenbelt under our canopy of trees! Bench seating for these performance and please share a ride as parking is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/laughter-in-the-park-show-4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/laughter-in-the-park-show-4 Date: July 27, 2014

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 2), you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c1d45c9da22.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Italy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/a-taste-of-italy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/a-taste-of-italy Date: July 27, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Italy to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-italy-tickets-11906399361 to get tickets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3ce7bd0b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 27, 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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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/crossfit Date: July 27, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert Date: July 27, 2014

Featuring: M.O.P, Slick Rick, Das EFX, Cormega, Large Professor

Smoothe Da Hustler featuring Trigger Tha Gambler & General DV

Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Chris Rivers, MyVerse and other special surprise guest appearances.

DJs: Red Alert, Jazzy Jay, Tony Touch, JS-1, KaoticBlaze

Hosted by: EOW

The Rock Steady Crew was established in 1977 by Bronx b-boys Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee. When they started this crew in the streets of the Bronx, they had no idea that someday it would take them all around the world. Only the best b-boys were down with Rock Steady. They had rivals in all five boroughs of New York and for every rival there were ten kids who wanted to be down with them. However, getting into the original crew was not easy. To get into Rock Steady you had to battle one of the other b-boys in the crew. It was a competition few people won.

In 1979 when the b-boying hype was beginning to die down, Jimmy D put Crazy Legs and Lenny Len down with Rock Steady just in time to add new life to the art form and take it to the next level. This was at a time when Crazy Legs moved to Manhattan. Going back to the Bronx every weekend became too difficult for Crazy Legs pockets. He then started to explore the Hip Hop scene in Manhattan more often. This meant losing touch with other members of Rock Steady. Crazy Legs would spend most of his time developing his craft in tenement building hallways and battling b-boys that he would come across and eventually hanging out with the ones that he felt had an original style. Read More

Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, who has always been considered ahead of his time, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history. Brilliant word play, the effort-less ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about, dead on pop-culture references and hilarious one-liners make him the wittiest rapper of all time.

He immigrated with his family to the Bronx in the mid 1970s and attended the La Guardia High School of Music & Art, where he became friends with future rapper Dana Dane. Rick began to gravitate towards the makeshift music of the streets. The two formed the Kangol Crew, and began performing in hip-hop battles around the city. At one 1984 battle in the Bronx, Rick met Doug E. Fresh, and began playing with his Get Fresh Crew. In the summer of 1985, the duo released their historic singles, “The Show and La Di Da Di.” Fresh’s beatbox and Rick’s smooth lyrical delivery turned rap music on its head and MC Ricky D. — as Rick was known then — leaped to a solo contract two years later, after being hounded by Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen. Rick became the 3rd artist signed to Def Jam Records, the biggest label in hip-hop at the time. Before long, Rick would establish himself as one of the architects of hip-hop.

M.O.P., short for Mash Out Posse, is an American hip hop duo. The duo, composed of rappers Billy Danze and Lil' Fame, is known for their aggressive lyrical delivery style.[1][2] Although they maintain a strong underground following, they are mainly known for the song "Ante Up," released on 2000's Warriorz, and with which they have had mainstream success.[1][2] The group has frequently collaborated with DJ Premier. Fame sometimes produces under the moniker Fizzy Womack, and has produced a significant number of tracks on all M.O.P. releases since 1996's Firing Squad, as well as work for other artists including Big Noyd, Kool G Rap, Teflon and Wu-Tang Clan.

Consisting of Skoob and Krazy Drayzy, Das EFX has been around the music game for a long time. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album, Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style which they nicknamed "sewage". Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, "They Want EFX," reached the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s R&B chart, the top 40 on its Hot 100 Singles chart and #1 on its Hot Rap Tracks chart. Das EFX returned in 1998 with the album Generation EFX and followed up in 2003 with the album How We Do. The duo is currently working on a new album.

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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351516c357c6.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/zumba Date: July 27, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sunset-family-festival Date: July 27, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 27, 2014

SPNA will host Argentine tango lessons and dance with Esmeralda among the flowers and around the fountain.

Join the beginner lessons from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals and Friends Klezmer Band!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band Date: July 27, 2014

Join an evening with renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a co-founder and co-leader of the world-famous, Grammy winning band “The Klezmatics”, and widely considered to be the world’s foremost living Klezmer fiddler.

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allée and feel free to dance to the Eastern European strains of her exuberant music.

Co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:15 pm 7:45 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 27, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - The Defibulators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators Date: July 27, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Enjoy some foot-stomping country with a Rock & Roll attitude.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: July 28, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/early-morning-yoga Date: July 28, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: July 28, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: July 28, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 28, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 28, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 28, 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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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/chair-yoga Date: July 28, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Arm Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting Date: July 28, 2014

Learn to knit a scarf using only your arms, no needles at all! For ages 6 -12. Taught by Caludia Albanese.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 28, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 28, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536114a37b60f.jpeg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: July 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 28, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: July 28, 2014

Camille Gainer, aka Beatz Science, is a native New Yorker with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin, who she credits with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Roberta Flack, M.C. Shan Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady and countless others.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rochdale

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.672, -73.7744 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e534ac01aa.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/monday-movement Date: July 28, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: July 28, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 28, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 28, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 28, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on paranoia in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dennis Tafoya.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Key Largo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 28, 2014

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the remarkable John Huston film noir about a WWII vet forced to confront a ruthless Edward G. Robinson and his gang. It all plays out at a seedy Florida hotel during hurricane season. (1948) 101 min. (Warner Bros.) Not Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache Date: July 28, 2014

When the Trojan War ends, Andromache becomes a slave who now has to protect her son from her husband's new wife.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 6:00 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab44da85132.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: July 28, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: July 28, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: July 28, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/outdoor-strength Date: July 28, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge: A Night with the Morbid Anatomy Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/books-beneath-the-bridge-community-bookstore-park-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/books-beneath-the-bridge-community-bookstore-park-slope Date: July 28, 2014

This free summer literary series outdoor readings curated by local independent bookstores, begins on July 7 at 7 p.m. and runs for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect.

At this evening's event, the Community Bookstore chose for their theme, "A Night with the Morbid Anatomy Museum: Readings from the Morbid Anatomy Anthology." Michelle Legro, Colin Dickey, and Evan Michelson will read.

Part of the series Books Beneath the Bridge.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-movie Date: July 28, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In The Lego Movie, an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents An Evening with Stephanie Mills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-stephanie-mills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-stephanie-mills Date: July 28, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns!

Come enjoy an evening with R&B sensation Stephanie Mills.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-presents-john-leguizamos-ghetto-klown-directed-by-fisher-stevens-in-association-with-westbeth-entertainment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-presents-john-leguizamos-ghetto-klown-directed-by-fisher-stevens-in-association-with-westbeth-entertainment Date: July 28, 2014

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. “Ghetto Klown” is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53515071645f2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 29, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 29, 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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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 29, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/fitness-walk Date: July 29, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 29, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Park Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/ocean-breeze-park-tree-guard-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/ocean-breeze-park-tree-guard-installation Date: July 29, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Ocean Breeze Park to help protect our young trees from deer and rabbits. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5906, -74.0804 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting: Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/painting-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/painting-mornings Date: July 29, 2014

Soft morning light catches a certain moisture in the air and there’s a quiet that helps to focus the artists’ gaze.

Artist Gerry McCleave will guide the group's painting. We provide paints, brushes and more. You bring a light folding chair.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:30 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 29, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 29, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/garden-crew Date: July 29, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 29, 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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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: July 29, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 29, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 29, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children. Suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7433, -73.8514 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: July 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 29, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361153585c7f.jpeg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Moona Luna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna Date: July 29, 2014

Moona Luna is the kindie group that The New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”

Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Vasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50′s and 60′s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake— the tunes are finger snapping good and cater to wide audiences everywhere!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536137c27bf78.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 29, 2014

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word "ifetayo" meaning "love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. Members are youth of the African Diaspora ages 12 – 19 residing in under resourced communities of central Brooklyn, who thrive under the opportunity for education, art-making, and self-determination. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53615d3231df1.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 29, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-games Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 29, 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 29, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/abs-work-out Date: July 29, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/rock-your-seat Date: July 29, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Skate Mobile at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/skate-mobile-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/skate-mobile-at-westerleigh-park Date: July 29, 2014

The Skate Mobiles offer lessons and activities in in-line skating. The program provides helmets and safety equipment as well as basic instruction, organized races and obstacle courses for all ability levels.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 29, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga with Birgit Nagele in Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/chair-yoga-with-birgit-nagele http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/chair-yoga-with-birgit-nagele Date: July 29, 2014

Work out kinks from shoulders, neck, back, and mind while learning to do yoga positions in a chair or bench.

Very safe and gentle techniques to relieve stress and tension from your body and mind. Simple moves that you can take back to work.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7332, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/adult-adaptive-sports Date: July 29, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: HSBC Sustainability]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability Date: July 29, 2014

Today's reading room topic is "We Are What We Eat, After All." The speakers will be Paul Greenberg, ocean life expert and best-selling author of Four Fish American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, and Karl Weber, author of Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer – and What You Can Do.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/meditation-class Date: July 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 29, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:08 EDT