NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:19:42 GMT <![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 22, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Once the sun sets, the park continues to be alive with activity. Learn more about the fascinating nocturnal creatures which thrive after dark.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 22, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights: Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movie-nights-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movie-nights-up Date: August 22, 2015

Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the story of Carl Fredricksen, who spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now in his 78th year he launches his house into the sky via thousands of balloons. Right after liftoff he discovers he has a stowaway in the form of an over optimistic 8-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. This hilarious journey takes you into a lost world with the least likely duo on Earth.

Start time: 8:20 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:20 pm 10:00 pm 40.81212116493200000, -73.91367053985600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b282ee97502.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Standing in the Shadows of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-in-the-parks-standing-in-the-shadows-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-in-the-parks-standing-in-the-shadows-of-motown Date: August 22, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free movies in our city's parks!

Standing in the Shadows of Motown tells the story of the genre's heroes, focusing on Berry Gordy's Hitsville studio band. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Ocean Hill Playground

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B144 Ocean Hill Playground 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67440032958984400, -73.91220092773438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b08bbdf9d9.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-under-the-stars-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-under-the-stars-annie-2014 Date: August 22, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.76520156860351600, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca61a735409.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Muppets Take Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-under-the-stars-the-muppets-take-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-under-the-stars-the-muppets-take-manhattan Date: August 22, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be rescheduled in upcoming weeks, so please check back!

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

In The Muppets Take Manhattan, Jim Henson's Muppets are Manhattanites yearning to get a production on Broadway. Luckily, Kermit the Frog has created a successful variety show, which he staged at fictional Danhurst College. His desperation for backers to get it on Broadway (and to win the heart of Miss Piggy), leads him to take a waitering job to support himself. At the restaurant, he meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald), whose parent owns the business and who becomes a source of jealousy for Miss Piggy. Will the Muppets get the production on Broadway? Find out, while enjoying fun musical numbers in locations around NYC! Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: John Hancock Playground

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B237 John Hancock Playground 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.68230728506000000, -73.95417159058600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca6af1e6144.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Jurassic Park: The Lost World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park-the-lost-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park-the-lost-world Date: August 22, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In an effort to save his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), choas-theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) must travel to the breeding ground for the original Jurassic Park, also known as the mysterious Site B. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 698-2186

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d8df7320fc.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 23, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids at Queens Botanical Garden, Featuring 'The Moment']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids-qbg-featuring-the-moment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids-qbg-featuring-the-moment Date: August 23, 2015

Enjoy a display of stunning orchids, contemporary music, dance, and art in partnership with the Taiwanese American Arts Council.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-23 2015-08-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c22c7cad1b1.jpg Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings Date: August 23, 2015

Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcf81e1590.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier 5 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/pier-5-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/pier-5-family-field-day Date: August 23, 2015

Bring the family down to the park and get active at one of our recreational piers. Activities include basketball, soccer, bocce, handball, volleyball, and much more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/hatha-yoga Date: August 23, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body. and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 459-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559eccb302368.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/summer-exhibitions Date: August 23, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/smorgasburg Date: August 23, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flea Market at Maggie's Magic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden Date: August 23, 2015

Please join this fundraising event at Maggie's Magic Garden.

For those wishing to table at the event, please call (646) 421-5813 to reserve your space. The garden group will provide a space for your table for $25. You can bring your own regular-sized table and keep your profits. This is a great event to get to know your neighbors and, at the same time, help your community garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 421-5813

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78879928588867000, -73.94920349121094000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks Date: August 23, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Moderate Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: August 23, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York CIty and places often off-limits to the general public. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73089981079101600, -73.77400207519531000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Gardeners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/yoga-for-gardeners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/yoga-for-gardeners Date: August 23, 2015

While we carefully tend to our plants' health, self-care can get short shrift.

Every gardener can avoid strain and injuries by practicing a few simple asanas. This class is for people of all ages and abilities. Bring a yoga mat or large towel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Shiloh Garden

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2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68629837036133000, -73.94519805908203000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 23, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/meditation Date: August 23, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: August 23, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dumont Avenue and Bradford Street

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2015-08-23 2015-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66688632292900000, -73.89063119888300000 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: The Case of the Missing Chipmunk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-performance-festival-the-case-of-the-missing-chipmunk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/family-performance-festival-the-case-of-the-missing-chipmunk Date: August 23, 2015

When a chipmunk goes missing, only one detective is clever enough, brave enough, and smart enough to solve the case - Mystery Max! Of course, he'll need your help, too! Join Max on a wild adventure to find Central Park's missing chipmunks. Along the way we'll meet crazy characters, make new friends, sing songs and find clues. Whodunit?

This family-friendly program is Free. All ages welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

Full Schedule for Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a58fcc10aa0.jpg Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Dragonflies and Damselflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-walk-dragonflies-and-damselflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/nature-walk-dragonflies-and-damselflies Date: August 23, 2015

Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon.

Can you tell a dragonfly from a damselfly? Environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum offer a short, indoor presentation, then lead a family-friendly walk to net and identify some of these iridescent insects for a close-up look before they are released back to nature. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Wings over Wave Hill event.

This event is free with admission to the grounds, but. Since space is limited, registration is recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcfe649e53.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: August 23, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Festival 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/afropunk-festival-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/afropunk-festival-2015 Date: August 23, 2015

AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Come to AFROPUNK 2015 this summer and sweat, mosh, and shout! Feel the music, express yourself, free your mind, and join the movement.

This year's line-up features Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones, Kelis, Lion Babe, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Everyday People, and more.

To purchase tickets, please visit the AFROPUNK Festival website here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 23, 2015

Join The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the U.S., for an afternoon of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly fun!

Visit the Central Park Conservancy's website for more information on this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 23, 2015

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-entertainment-the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-entertainment-the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 23, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Forest: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, other fun attractions and games.

About The Magic of Rogue: As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from the concession stand

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7aad6db95e.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 23, 2015

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

This event is 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 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcbc4755ed.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: August 23, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 23, 2015

This event begins promptly at 4 p.m.

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Forest: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, other fun attractions and games.

About The Magic of Rogue: As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from the concession stand

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7aad6db95e.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 23, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 37th Avenue and Bowne Street

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2015-08-23 2015-08-23 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.76295864770000000, -73.82531404500000000 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: Sessions, The Band and British Dependency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/music-in-the-park-session-the-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/music-in-the-park-session-the-band Date: August 23, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the R&B sounds of Sessions, The Band and the reggae sounds of British Dependency!

Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: Springfield Park

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Q107 Springfield Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.76159667968750000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rivers Run Community Garden: Journal Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/rivers-run-community-garden-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/rivers-run-community-garden-journal-writing Date: August 23, 2015

Please join the Rivers Run Garden and Building 13 Association, Inc. as they present "Perfect Peace by the Waterfront, a journal writing experience".

This series of workshops are made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs' Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rivers Run Community Garden

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2015-08-23 2015-08-23 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87678909301758000, -73.82343292236328000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus Date: August 23, 2015

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later seventeenth century it had fallen out of favour. In the Victorian era, it was disapproved of primarily because of what was considered to be a distasteful use of graphic violence, but from around the middle of the twentieth century its reputation began to improve.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 23, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/movies-in-the-parks-cinderella-1950 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/movies-in-the-parks-cinderella-1950 Date: August 23, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

Big Hero 6 is about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Irving Square Park

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B049 Irving Square Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69250106811523400, -73.90920257568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d6039911116.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 24, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: August 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: August 24, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: August 24, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rainbow Garden of Life and Health: Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/rainbow-garden-of-life-and-health-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/rainbow-garden-of-life-and-health-cleanup-day Date: August 24, 2015

Volunteers needed at the Rainbow Garden of Life and Health, to help spruce up the site in preparation for the Bronx Green-Up Harvest Fair on September 5th. Please come out and help get the garden ready.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82160186767578000, -73.91539764404297000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience Date: August 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 24, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-exhibitions Date: August 24, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ecocrafts Date: August 24, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: August 24, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 24, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Barnes Avenue and E 233rd Street

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2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:30 am 2:30 pm 40.89247361770200000, -73.85446965694400000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 24, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 24, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Rock Music in Film]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 24, 2015

Lively and entertaining commentary on rock music in film with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Wall Street Journal writer and author Jim Fusilli.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey Date: August 24, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 24, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W Gun Hill Road and Gates Ave

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2015-08-24 2015-08-24 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.88318255877600000, -73.88330340385400000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball Date: August 24, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-24 2015-08-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 Date: August 24, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 Date: August 24, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-24 2015-08-24 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: August 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Back to the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-back-to-the-future Date: August 24, 2015

Come on out to the park to find the schedule and get into the movie-going mood with free popcorn and activities, courtesy of Bank of America.

Michael J. Fox is a teen in 1985 who time travels to 1955 and gets caught up in the courtship of his then teenaged parents-to-be to save his own existence. Christopher Lloyd is the mad scientist who makes the impossible possible with a DeLorean. Directed by Robert Zemeckis with Huey Lewis' song The Power of Love Oscar-nominated

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148198cfaa7.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: August 24, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: August 24, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-24 2015-08-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Billiards/Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis Date: August 24, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of billiards and table tennis, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 24, 2015

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers playing for the class. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555cade5a330e.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 24, 2015

In this film, the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Rain date is Tuesday evening. These events are sponsored by City Council District 23 funds. Movies will begin at 8:00 pm except on August 31st which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles Date: August 24, 2015

Bring the entire family to watch the Academy-Award winning movie about a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77870178222656000, -73.92310333251953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522b6ef4398e.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Boxtrolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-in-the-parks-the-boxtrolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-in-the-parks-the-boxtrolls Date: August 24, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

The Boxtrolls is the story of a group of underground trolls that foster a parentless boy who helps take on the villainous exterminator threatening the town of Cheesebridge. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Col David Marcus Playground (in Colonel David Marcus Playground)

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B128 Colonel David Marcus Playground 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60969924926758000, -73.96959686279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d72d01cff9.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: August 25, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 25, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 25, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: August 25, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/women-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/women-in-comics Date: August 25, 2015

The Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present their second exhibition, 'Women in Comics II' at the Poe Park Visitors Center. The event will showcase artwork from members who reside in the New York City Metro Area. Artwork will be feature by such artists as Alitha E. Martinez, Michele St. Martin, Sara Woolley, Sha-Nee Williams, Rica Takashima, Selena Briggs, and many more! WinC will also host accompanying workshops on Saturdays in August! Join us for what will be a wonderful event that highlights women artists in the comic book industry!

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: August 25, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/fitness-walk Date: August 25, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tai-chi-class Date: August 25, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: August 25, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 25, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-exhibitions Date: August 25, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/garden-crew Date: August 25, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 25, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 11th Street and Bleecker Street

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2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73596603773900000, -74.00511860847500000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience4 Date: August 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience Date: August 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 25, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 25, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: August 25, 2015

Can’t wait for beach season? Well you’re not alone! Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to get your body moving than to just jump on in! Jump into Summer is a jump rope interval training program designed to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination. Jumping rope offers a great way to tone various parts of your body while concentrating on cardiovascular fitness and health.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 25, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: August 25, 2015

Do you remember the days of toned, tight abdominal muscles? Well, those days aren’t gone forever and we can help you get them back! AbDominator offers an intense abdominal and core focused fitness program equipped with variable and adaptable workouts. This program is designed to strengthen the core and burn fat while increasing flexibility by incorporating time for stretching. AbDominator is able to focus on movements that activate your upper and lower abdominals as well as your obliques.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/abs-work-out Date: August 25, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 25, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/meditationtasha-valentin Date: August 25, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness Date: August 25, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and fitness, including game play and exercise basics. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT