NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:27:00 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Magician Wayne 'Superius' Garland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland Date: July 30, 2014

Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original Hip Hop magician, ventriloquist, comedian.

Sposored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba Date: July 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: July 30, 2014

Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes (A.K.A. Jay & Silent Bob) discuss their book Jay & Silent Bob's Blueprints for Destroying Everything. The dynamic twosome from Clerks make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, an illustrated collection on how to wreak havoc wherever you go.

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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/adaptive-activities Date: July 30, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/recycletoart Date: July 30, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/chess-club Date: July 30, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: July 30, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Beekeeping 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Please join Gemma Garcia and GreenThumb for this basic beekeeping workshop.

We will show you how the hive is built and the basic things you need to know about keeping bees in your community garden. Learn about the life cycle of the bees, the different members of the bee family and the roles they play in the hive and gardens. You will also learn about the benefits of keeping bees in community gardens (aside from delicious honey) as well as the steps involved in getting trained as a beekeeper and starting a hive of your own.

RSVP required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6675, -73.894 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Ayo Awosika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured musician: Ayo Awosika
The American-Nigerian vocalist and songwriter is a multi-instrumentalist with a distinct, soulful and highly addictive sound, and has performed with great jazz artists across the US.

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.

Presented by Puppets in the Park and sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: July 30, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Ingrid Michaelson / Neulore / Secret Someones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson Date: July 30, 2014

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

SummerStage Member exclusive presale: Wednesday, May 14 at 12 PM - Friday, May 16 at 12 PM
General on sale: Friday, May 16 at 12 PM

Doors 5:00 PM | Show 6:00 PM


In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson -- who'll drop her fifth studio album, "Lights Out" (Cabin 24/Mom+Pop) on April 15 -- has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, "Human Again," debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart (plus No.1 on iTunes). This achievement merely crowned the considerable success Ingrid had already earned with her previous compositions: beautiful, idiosyncratic songs that have been prominently featured in popular films, television and on regular rotation in commercials. Her DIY approach to making music -- composing her own songs, co-releasing albums on her Cabin 24 imprint, building an organic following through music-licensing, and back in her MySpace days (where she was discovered in 2006), promoting herself -- was a slam-dunk. Now, it had evolved into a well-oiled machine, The New York Times even weighed in, declaring her songwriting "smart," her tunes "irresistible" and her live show "seamless." Then, says Ingrid, "Everything just came to a screeching halt." While helping out seriously ill relatives, her dog died. Soon after, Ingrid herself fell sick with serious stomach issues. "My whole throat was on fire for a few months. I had to stop writing," she says, of the time between April and August 2013. "I was so ill, I couldn't sing." After seeing countless doctors -- "like, three a day" at its worst -- she got better and was able to resume writing "Lights Out." For someone associated with crafting sunny tunes about escapism, a creative detour into dusk seemed almost inevitable. Technically, "Lights Out" refers to the two words uttered on Ingrid's tour bus when everyone's ready to call it a night. But given recent developments, it's become a metaphor for contemplating mortality and letting go -- themes more thoughtful than they are dark. The album builds into intensity, but is anchored by the swelling pop-affirmation "Time Machine" and the sweetly buoyant "Girls Chase Boys," which fits squarely into her existing catalog. "We thought of that song as the bridge for people. I'm still respecting what people want, but showing them what I can do," she explains, adding: "Some of the songs, like 'Over You,' are written to sound like relationship-y songs, but they're not." The ethereal "Handsome Hands" is arguably "Lights Out"'s most left-of-center offering. "The song is about death, but it's also about the higher power," she explains. "In moments of desperation, even the most non-religious people pray. When you're pushed to your limits, you look for help from something other than yourself." Similarly, "Wonderful Unknown" is a positive, if beguiling narrative about the fears and uncertainties of growing old with your spouse, which she delivers in a lower register. An after-effect of her illness? "I don't think I've lost part of my voice," she explains, "but my voice has somewhat changed." Perhaps more dauntingly, "Lights Out" also marks Ingrid's entry into a brave new world of songwriting. Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, the album features six producers and ten co-writers, including singer-songwriters Katie Herzig and Trent Dabbs, as well as the very in-demand Busbee (Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum). "With every other record, I've always written all of the songs. I've worked with one producer. And we've stayed in one room," she says. "I've been such a control freak about my songs! But if you can get with the right person, there are ideas you could never come up with. It totally opens doors." And with opportunity comes meaningful change. "It's funny. It doesn't even feel like I wrote 'The Way I Am,'" Ingrid says of her platinum break-out single, recorded seven year ago. "It's a memory." She'll continue to perform it live as she tours "Lights Out" -- just stripped-down, recasting the flittering ditty into something weightier. "It feels like a little girl wrote that song. So much has happened to me in life."

NEULORE was formed in Nashville, TN in the Autumn of 2009 to tell stories of hope. After releasing a well-crafted EP, "Apples & Eve", they have begun to take their heartfelt songs to the masses. With a live show that not only entertains, but affects, leaving the audience with a sense that anything is possible, Neulore is captivating the hearts of all who draw near. Describing their sound as "truth in modern tones" and boldly stating that "the new folk music has arrived" they are firmly rooted in the tradition of community, the pursuit of wisdom, and the telling of timeless stories from a fresh perspective.

Secret Someones is the new project from NYC singer/songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, Hannah Winkler & drummer/multi-instrumentalist Zach Jones. Drawing inspiration from bands like Weezer, Talking Heads, and the entire Tom Petty catalog, the band is pure songwriting excellence. Loud, fun, and catchy as hell, Secret Someones are collectively bringing it, and they're just getting started.

Venue Rules
Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53723108af0c9.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-hatha-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Find refuge from city life with a blissful yoga class! Reduce your stress levels and increase energy by working with your body and breath. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the class for program updates. A limited number of mats are available onsite, please bring your own mat. Drop-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Participants must present their Member’s ID card or a printed program registration form at the front gate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88756b5753.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache Date: July 30, 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 Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 40.8264, -73.9412 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab45958067a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: July 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past With Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 30, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira Date: July 30, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/checkmate-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zebedee Collins! The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk Date: July 30, 2014

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week: come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b184829e134.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Heathers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers Date: July 30, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In Heathers, a girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: killing the popular kids.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond / hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- Date: July 30, 2014

Lisette Melendez is an American freestyle/Latin pop/dance-pop singer. Her debut album Together Forever was propelled to gold status after her smash hits "Together Forever" and "A Day In My Life (Without You)" both sold over 700,000 copies in 1991. Both songs were such big dance music hits that they are credited as helping renew interest in Freestyle music in the early 90s, which had been fading in popularity due to the rise of mainstream pop music and grunge at the time. Melendez was born and raised in East Harlem. Melendez' childhood inspirations include her mother and aunt, who sang in a church choir and community theater. As a teenager she honed her singing voice by emulating Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler. In high school she became a fan of Puerto Rican freestyle music singer Lisa Lisa who had many dance hits. Melendez, also of Puerto Rican descent, was inspired by Lisa Lisa's success. In 2008 Lisette teamed up with famed music producer Carlos "After Dark" Berrios and performed two new tracks "I Need a Lover" and "Don't Ever Say" on albums Don't Look Back Sessions One &Two.

Coro is a Latin freestyle singer and actor of Cuban and Dominican heritage, who first had roles in numerous episodes of the star's hit television series, Miami Vice. While appearing on Vice, Coro struggled to put together a group to get his singing career off the ground. His first efforts never took off, but in 1987, Coro met Stevie B, who was enjoying the success of his first hit record and getting ready to tour. After a stint as a backup vocalist and dancer for Stevie B, the New York-born and Miami-raised Coro made the move back to his native Manhattan to initiate a solo singing career. Coro partnered with freestyle music producers Zahid Tariq and Todd Terry in 1989,. Coro's first single, "Where Are You Tonight", became the #1 dance record in New York and Florida. The song reached the Top 25 on Billboard 's club chart and put Coro on the road doing shows in dance clubs across the country. On his self-titled debut album, Coro collaborated with producers Zahid Tariq and Ziggy Gonzalez to create a selection of up-tempo dance tunes like "Can't Let You Go", "Where Are You tonight", "My Fallen Angel" and ballads such as "Missing You".

George Lamond began singing backup for various artists before landing a solo deal with Columbia Records. Lamond is known for his lyrical spinto tenor vocal quality, not found in most tenors of today. His first album, Bad of the Heart, released in 1990, had underground dance hits like "Bad of the Heart", "Look Into My Eyes" and "Without You". Lamond has also released a couple of salsa albums and scored a number of hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. 2001 saw the release of his highly acclaimed salsa album GL on Sony Records, and in 2006, Lamond returned with the release of his album Oye Mi Canto, bringing a new sound to his music career. The album was a combination of reggaeton, bachata and salsa, with seven songs produced by G1E Productions. In 2008, Lamond released a new single, "What is Love", on an album titled Don't Look Back - Session 2 produced by famed freestyle producer, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, and a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin", released on Robbins Entertainment and produced by Giuseppe D. Lamond is featured on the Lucas Prata cover of Level 42's "Something About You", found on Prata's Never Stop Dreamin' album, also produced by Giuseppe D.

Mickey Bentson aka Mick Benzo owns and runs rap-oriented Pay Up Management. He was one of the founding members of the Zulu Nation, arguably the most important catalyst for hip hop. He has previously managed Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Everland and Big Punisher, and he now manages Ice-T and Fat Joe.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecd1fea813.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dancing-under-the-stars Date: July 30, 2014

Join us for an evening of free dance lessons.

Finale on July 30th will include live band.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Jonathan W. White & "Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: July 30, 2014

Jonathan W. White will discuss his nonfiction book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln.

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-pilates Date: July 30, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Kora Musicians Salieu Suso & Malang Jobarteh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-music-kora-musicians-salieu-suso-malang-jobarteh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-music-kora-musicians-salieu-suso-malang-jobarteh Date: July 30, 2014

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes a live performance on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades.

Tonight’s performers, master kora player Salieu Suso and his nephew Malang Jobarteh, perform together this evening. The kora is a 21-string African harp played by the traditional storytellers of West Africa, known as griots in French and jeli, jail, guewel or gawlo in African languages. Salieu Suso was born into a family of traditional Gambian musician/historians that extends back nearly 1,000 years. A descendant of JaliMasy Wulayn Suso, the inventor of the kora, Suso began his training at the age of eight and has performed throughout Africa and Europe. Free with admission to the grounds.

Please note: Gardens are open until 8:30 p.m. Wave Hill House, Perkins Visitor Center, Glyndor Gallery, The Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 7:30 p.m. Order dinner from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Check the Wave Hill website for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays. There is free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8911726832.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 30, 2014

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

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 30, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: July 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 30, 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 Date: July 30, 2014

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

In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood's infamous weather invention is back and churning out food-animal hybrids in this delicious sequel. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5402, -74.1418 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5c89d7b82.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi Date: July 30, 2014

Heroes and hustlers come together on the waterfront this summer in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all free! Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last year’s favorite big screen hits!

A lowly Lego figure joins a group that includes both Batman and Superman, intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity. Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie make up the all-star voice cast.

Presented by CITI.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53558d68c90ad.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show presents "The Princess Bride"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: July 30, 2014

This year’s theme: Getting to Know You! Riverside Park’s staff favorites.This film was selected by the Director of Volunteers & Horticulture Lynda Tower. Pack a picnic and bring a friend. Open captioned.

The Princess Bride: "A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather)." IMDB.com

Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhudson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f3879448c6.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda Date: July 31, 2014

Start your Thursday mornings getting centered with Atmananda Yoga Sequence’s Wake Up Yoga during Summer in the Square. Atmananda Yoga Sequence was inspired by a vision of community to create a haven where people can quiet their minds. The yoga studio specializes in Vinyasa yoga, which helps to promote proper alignment, and a deeper understanding of practice and well being. Every Thursday at 7 AM, one of Atmananda’s highly trained yoga instructors will lead a class on Union Square Park’s South Plaza.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539713d71a839.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit With Reebok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Get familiar with our new neighbors every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Reebok’s CrossFit class held on Union Square Park’s South Plaza. Reebok’s CrossFit Union Square program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Begin your mornings with this 50-minute, heart-pumping class, which will guarantee a great start to your day!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19f30dc34b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/couch-to-2-mile-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/couch-to-2-mile-group-run Date: July 31, 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 McCarren Play Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in and around McCarren Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 31, 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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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: July 31, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/fitness-walk Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 31, 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 June 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. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden 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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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: July 31, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 31, 2014

It's not too 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 31, 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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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: July 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Finger Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting Date: July 31, 2014

Learn how to knit a scarf using only your fingers, no needles!

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Taught by Claudia Albanese.

Please note: 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: July 31, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 183 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.9401 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 31, 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: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115788e91f.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham Date: July 31, 2014

Come and enjoy an interactive and exciting performance by Darlene Graham. The music is a mix of folk and remixes of children's songs.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams Date: July 31, 2014

Shine and the Moonbeams are family music’s first soul band. Come clap your hands and stomp your feet and rejoice in the celebration of the rhythm of all things family!

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613e0feaa5c.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 31, 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: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53615d3231df1.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mama Akanke's Funky Folklore & More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more Date: July 31, 2014

Mama Akanke began her storytelling career while still a student at Howard University over 35 years ago. Challenged by her theatre professor to research and implement alternate forms of entertainment, she explored the world of storytelling and folklore through the lenses of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham and became so inspired, developed and performed a one woman interactive participatory storytelling show for the D.C. Public Schools. Mama Akanke’ became a founding member of the Nubian Folklore Company; Sister Griots and Urban Griots. She has performed for audiences around the world for over 30 years as both a storyteller and actress to great acclaim. Well known for her imaginative interpretations of characters, her energy, her focus on literacy, magnetism and rapport with her audiences, Mama Akanke believes that every individual has the capacity to reach into their imaginations to understand other cultures and people in the world by actively engaging in their history and traditions. It is her hope that through her stories, songs and dances, the rich culture and beauty of people from the African Diaspora will be celebrated and passed on for generations to come. Mama Akanke has been featured as both a performer and director at venues throughout the world including: the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; Howard University; Morgan State University; Syracuse University; Cornell University; The Apollo Theatre; The National Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Theatre Festival; The University of Connecticut; The St. Gallen Theatre in Switzerland; The European Premier of the musicals “Raisin and The Sound of Soul” and a myriad of other venues. Mama Akanke incorporates her skills as a drama therapist, arts educator and interfaith minister to transform her audiences as she weaves funky folklore and more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e54509077d.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-games Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/ecocrafts Date: July 31, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/conversational-english Date: July 31, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Joanie Leeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long!

Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 a.m., followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4767b369.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Festival 2014 at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/sports-festival-2014-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/sports-festival-2014-at-morningside-park Date: July 31, 2014

Join us for a day full of fun and sports! Activities will include rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, softball, lacrosse, yukiball, Zumba and other great activities! All ages are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Manhattan Avenue & West 112th Street (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.802, -73.96 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: July 31, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 31, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 31, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs. Today's lineup includes selections from Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 31, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/learn-to-draw Date: July 31, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/adaptive-activities Date: July 31, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Creepy Crawlies And Wiggly Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms Date: July 31, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. What can you find under a rock? Who wriggles and crawls through Wave Hill’s gardens? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest inhabitants. Our books this week are The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, The Snail’s Spell by Joanne Ryder and Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baac5139e58.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/garden-crew1 Date: July 31, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Zumba with Sifa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-zumba-with-sifa-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-zumba-with-sifa-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community.

Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment. Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4a4e3d21.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/kayaking Date: July 31, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!

Children under 18 must have an adult-guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/wheelchair-basketball Date: July 31, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/syfy-movies-with-a-view-beetlejuice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/syfy-movies-with-a-view-beetlejuice Date: July 31, 2014

In this film, a young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) lead an idyllic country life until they accidentally drown and become trapped in their old house as ghosts. This ghost couple attempts to scare off a family of cosmopolitan New Yorkers that move into their home, eventually enlisting the help of an insane poltergeist, Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). A darkly funny vision of the afterlife that made director Tim Burton a household name.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache1 Date: July 31, 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 Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 40.8264, -73.9412 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab45958067a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yo Yo Yo Urban Yogis!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis Date: July 31, 2014

Join LIFE Camp Founder Erica Ford and ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern for a free outdoor yoga class co-taught with Juquille Johnston, Raheem Lewis, Jaytaun McMillan, and Makeesha Hill of the Urban Yogis. Class is followed by a live musical performance featuring sitar maestro Hidayat Khan, vocalist Amit Interdeo, tabla artist Avirodh Sharma, and traditional Indian dancer Jharna Rastogi.

This event is open to the public and will be held in the beautiful tree lined plaza next to the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center.

Please RSVP here to reserve a spot. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but we do have some available. For further information, contact: Sandi.Higgins@parks.nyc.gov or call the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center at: (212) 285-0300.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1d05992a88.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:02 EDT