NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:56:11 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 26, 2015

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 is means to go the Distance!

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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 26, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/farmers-market-friday Date: June 26, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: June 26, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/childrens-story-time-art Date: June 26, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 26, 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!

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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 26, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/tai-chiadults Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 26, 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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nature-exploration Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 26, 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 this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Swedish Puppet Theater Tales of Brier Rabbit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/swedish-puppet-theater-tales-of-brier-rabbit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/swedish-puppet-theater-tales-of-brier-rabbit Date: June 26, 2015

The City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile's production follows the adventures of Brier Rabbit, who is up to no good. Deceiving and stealing from his fellow animal friends, Brier Rabbit thinks he's much too clever to get caught.

This is a modern adaptation of the well known American folk tale.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/seasonal-crafts Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 26, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/astoria-park-festival Date: June 26, 2015

Visiting the Astoria Park Festival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans. It is a four-day summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.

There is no admission fee. Just bring your family and friends aand enjoy!

Days and Hours

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - Noon to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday June 28th, 2015 - Noon to 11:30 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 718-7820

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55560956a8004.jpg Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/wheelchair-softball Date: June 26, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: Leo Liebeskind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: June 26, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

Today's performer, Leo Liebeskind, relies on his rich, textured vocals, poised, precise guitar playing, and imaginative, poetic lyrics to create a blend of soulful blues, folk, country, and rock music, drawing on the likes of Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, the Band, and many other artists for inspiration.

Coming Up:

  • July 31 The War and Treaty / haunting Folk/Americana Duo
  • August 28 Wordsmith / Hip-Hop with a message of purpose

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae9f35b3f5.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 26, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 26, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 26, 2015

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

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 17th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108f3cbff26.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: June 26, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Bust a Move]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-bust-a-move http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-bust-a-move Date: June 26, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

Lola's taking the party back to 90s pop and vintage hip-hop at tonight's themed roller disco party in the park. Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Zarafa by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/films-on-the-green-zarafa-by-rmi-bezanon-jeanchristophe-lie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/films-on-the-green-zarafa-by-rmi-bezanon-jeanchristophe-lie Date: June 26, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents animation movie Zarafa in Tompkins Square Park on June 26.

Beneath a baobab tree, an old man tells the story of Maki, a young boy who crosses the desert with his giraffe and a Bedouin nomad named Hassan. During the epic journey from Africa to Paris, which takes them through Alexandria and the bustling port of Marseilles, Maki and his companions meet countless exotic characters.

Presented in partnership with the Poitou-Charentes Region and the New York International Children’s Film Festival

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d70f34faa.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/moca-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/moca-cinema Date: June 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks and MOCA for a special retro screening of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon on the Columbus Park Ball Field. Set in New York City, this 80s kung-fu musical comedy tells the story of a martial artist name Leroy Green (A.K.A "Bruce Leroy"), who dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee. Rated PG-13.

Bring a blanket, your friends, and family to enjoy the open air of the Columbus Park Ball Field, all while watching a great movie!

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out its calendar of upcoming events!

The Columbus Park Ball Field will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5553c2562f50e.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 27, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 27, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-class Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 27, 2015

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 27, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bird-walks Date: June 27, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 27, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 27, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m Date: June 27, 2015

This year marks the 34th running of this festive collaboration between NYRR and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies. Join more than 5,000 runners and show your pride at this five-mile run in Central Park. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive at 102nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7928, -73.955 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f09ab3d6ac3.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up Date: June 27, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Bronx Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will drag brush and install seed to close unnecessary trails, and help formalize a single loop trail through the woodland. Volunteers should meet at Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 27, 2015

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

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/zumba Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Planting & Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tree-planting-community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tree-planting-community-paddle Date: June 27, 2015

Help re-forest the river banks. There will be a free canoe paddle after this volunteer project.

Gloves and shovels will be provided.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555649233556c.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Walk with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/insect-walk-with-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/insect-walk-with-mike-feller Date: June 27, 2015

The beginning of summer is an exciting time to see wildlife in the park. Mike Feller knows just how to find the most interesting species traveling north for the summer months.

Join this expert naturalist, with over 25 years of experience in NYC Parks, to learn about insects in Highbridge Park and the migrating birds that they attract.

Sponsored by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Park

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8444, -73.9316 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacNeil Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at Date: June 27, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the beach shoreline at MacNeil Park in College Point. Coastal Preservation Network will also offer free kayaking, a clown, live music and a DJ as part of their Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park! The NYPD will bring their 30 feet high climbing wall, a huge hit with children. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up MacNeil Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: MacNeil Park Entrance (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7929, -73.8487 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 27, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga3 Date: June 27, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Margherita Tisato

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga4 Date: June 27, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga5 Date: June 27, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga1 Date: June 27, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f8e247f37.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 27, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Lavender Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-art-project-lavender-blooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-art-project-lavender-blooms Date: June 27, 2015

Engage in a rich array of simple projects as we go to town using the wonderful, softly-scented and calming lavender flower. With cloth and lavender buds we’ll make pillows and sachets, and even small, sweet-smelling Hacky Sacks for extended play.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd4493787.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-advanced Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-moves Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program: Summer Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-summer-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-summer-session Date: June 27, 2015

Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association (TASCA). This comprehensive program includes two lecture classes on the theoretical aspects of sailing and six on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

You may attend either the first lecture on Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The second lecture is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will also be asked to take a series of on-the-water classes starting Saturday, June 27. You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

Participants will also be asked to complete a successful swim test on a Sunday in July (TBA) or August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7358, -73.8385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566fd7d0a823.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Assoication of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: June 27, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 27, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On Saturday, June 27, Elizabeth Shepherd will tell the story "The Glass Coffin," by the Brothers Grimm. Mark Horn will tell the Nepali story, "Princess of the Vermillion Path".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided; first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7498, -73.8076 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5510903c244a5.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 27, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 27, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 27, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-intermediate Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 27, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/astoria-park-festival Date: June 27, 2015

Visiting the Astoria Park Festival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans. It is a four-day summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.

There is no admission fee. Just bring your family and friends aand enjoy!

Days and Hours

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - Noon to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday June 28th, 2015 - Noon to 11:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 718-7820

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 11:59 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55560956a8004.jpg Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 27, 2015

Rockaway rocks with this 9th annual surfing and skate contest. There will be vendors and a music festival.

Come on out and enjoy the fun in the sun!

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop and St. James Clothing

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 27, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: White Island Birding by Canoe (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rangers-choice-white-island-birding-by-canoe-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rangers-choice-white-island-birding-by-canoe-advanced Date: June 27, 2015

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

This birding by canoe trip will explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by a delicate island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside.

Previous canoeing experience required. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 17th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551090e74be58.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bug & Butterfly Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bug-butterfly-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bug-butterfly-tour Date: June 27, 2015

Explore Queens Botanical Garden on this special tour in search of our favorite critters and beautiful butterflies!

Create a butterfly feeder to take home.

Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556e01b916b00.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Public Lecture on the Book "The Block"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-block http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-block Date: June 27, 2015

Take a walk down memory lane with Mr. Phil Coltoff as he talks about his new book, The Block, which covers his early years growing up in the Crotona Park section of the South Bronx.

The author will have extra copies of their books for purchase and signing.

For directions to the event, please call (718) 881- 8900

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881- 8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/flax-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/flax-harvest Date: June 27, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the mid-summer harvest. You helped plant, weed, and water and now please help harvest the flax crop and prepare it for processing.

Learn how flax is processed into linen and try on some reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon. While you're here, make a flax doll to bring home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/flax-to-linen Date: June 27, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/gallery-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/gallery-tour1 Date: June 27, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. 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: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd832173c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 27, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 27, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bonkerz-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bonkerz-the-clown Date: June 27, 2015

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around and do magic tricks. Always looking for volunteers to help with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-camping-staten-island Date: June 27, 2015

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

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 17th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5304, -74.1738 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551091f6361bd.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 27, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/movie-night-annie1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/movie-night-annie1 Date: June 27, 2015

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. - Paraphrase description from Swank website.

Bring a chair or blanket and join us!

Recreational activities begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn Area (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6605, -73.7618 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/movie-night-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/movie-night-annie Date: June 27, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of the movie Annie.

Movie begins at dusk.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn Area (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6605, -73.7618 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 28, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 28, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-28 2015-06-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Achilles Hope & Possibility (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/achilles-hope-possibility-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/achilles-hope-possibility-5m Date: June 28, 2015

This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special flavor.

There will be cash prizes, free T-shirts for kids, and more. Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f09aff0eb26.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 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[Birding: Shore and Wading Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/birding-shore-and-wading-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/birding-shore-and-wading-birds Date: June 28, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/hatha-yoga Date: June 28, 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 welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f992d8d26.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Asser Levy Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/its-my-park-at-asser-levy-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/its-my-park-at-asser-levy-park Date: June 28, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the September 11th Family Group as they plant, weed, and mulch the horticulture beds in 9/11 Memorial Square at Asser Levy Park. In addition, volunteers will assist in general clean-up of the park, painting park elements, and watering newly planted trees.

Following the cleanup, help celebrate community spirit, unity, and life with family-friendly entertainment in the children's playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 771-1709

Location: 9/11 Memorial Square (in Asser Levy Park)

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B080 Asser Levy Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.5749, -73.9733 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cold-Process Soap-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/coldprocess-soapmaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/coldprocess-soapmaking-workshop Date: June 28, 2015

Join Melissa Rivera from Essence and Aroma in this hands-on workshop. Use an herbal infusion of lavender buds and essential oils to make relaxing bars of soap.

Children ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55660220b323e.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/discovery-walks-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/discovery-walks-for-families-north-woods Date: June 28, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and through the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please arrive at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, or heat index above 95 degrees). Please call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55536c1c4afde.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Lavender Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/family-art-project-lavender-blooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/family-art-project-lavender-blooms Date: June 28, 2015

Engage in a rich array of simple projects as we go to town using the wonderful, softly-scented and calming lavender flower. With cloth and lavender buds we’ll make pillows and sachets, and even small, sweet-smelling Hacky Sacks for extended play.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd5ed347b.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 6/28]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/training-628 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/training-628 Date: June 28, 2015

Arrive ready to map! This is a free event, all equipment will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 28, 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 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 28, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. For Intermediate programs some prior canoe experience is preferred.

This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:19 EDT