NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:24:52 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[Nature Exploration (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-exploration-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-exploration-light Date: August 31, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 31, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 31, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation Date: August 31, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/forest-crew Date: August 31, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/smorgasburg Date: August 31, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 31, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 31, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 31, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-games Date: August 31, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 31, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Uncle Eye]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-performance-festival-uncle-eye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/family-performance-festival-uncle-eye Date: August 31, 2014

Rock and roll along with Uncle Eye as he teaches you about water, recycling, and more to the tune of his hit jams with wild and hilarious style.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 31, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 31, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 31, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go Date: August 31, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/house-tours Date: August 31, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 Date: August 31, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 1/2 hr prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 31, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 31, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc197fe4d4c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 31, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-31 2014-08-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 31, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 31, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/sunset-family-festival Date: August 31, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 31, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot in New York City. Inwood Hill Park comes alive at night with the activity of night herons, bats, raccoons, and skunks.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 8:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 1, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-01 2014-09-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation Date: September 1, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Run for the Trail: Labor Day B'Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/run-for-the-trail-labor-day-bramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/run-for-the-trail-labor-day-bramble Date: September 1, 2014

Proceeds from this 5K race go to The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s trail plan. Register at vctc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 40.8947, -73.8952 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 1, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-games Date: September 1, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 1, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 1, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 1, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/monday-movement Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 1, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-mah-jongg-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/bryant-park-mah-jongg-marathon Date: September 1, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 Date: September 1, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 1/2 hr prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/zabos-circus-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/zabos-circus-show Date: September 1, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

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:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 1, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this special holiday Friday.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f6abbf1f4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/zabos-circus-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/zabos-circus-show1 Date: September 1, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 2, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 2, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-02 2014-09-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 2, 2014

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

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

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 2, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-02 2014-09-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 2, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 2, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation Date: September 2, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 2, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 2, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 2, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 2, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-games Date: September 2, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 2, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/adaptive-track-and-field Date: September 2, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb1e576c8b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion Game Day at Dream Street Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/kids-in-motion-game-day-dream-street-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/kids-in-motion-game-day-dream-street-park Date: September 2, 2014

Join us for a day of free and fun games and activities. Games will include Giant Chess, Giant Jenga and much more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Dream Street Park

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M302 Dream Street Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8027, -73.935 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 2, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/abs-work-out Date: September 2, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/meditation-class Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 Date: September 2, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 1/2 hr prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/rock-your-seat Date: September 2, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 2, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-02 2014-09-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 2, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 2, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: September 2, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/game-night Date: September 2, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 2, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 2, 2014

Featuring the Poets of BOA Editions: Aracelis Girmay, Katy Lederer and Anthony Tognazzini.

Presented in partnership with BOA Editions

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/pilates-fitness-guru Date: September 2, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: September 3, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 3, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 3, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 3, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/sit-aerobics Date: September 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation Date: September 3, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/body-sculpting Date: September 3, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 3, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 3, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-games Date: September 3, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 3, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 3, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 3, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 3, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Back to School Tie Dye & Face Painting Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-festival Date: September 3, 2014

Join us for free tie dye and face painting festival! Participants are required to bring their own new and clean items to tie dye. Open to all ages of the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd)

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M235 Sol Lain Plgd 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7142, -73.9838 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 Date: September 3, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 1/2 hr prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/recycletoart Date: September 3, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST