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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:46:12 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[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/adaptive-activities Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/recycletoart Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunset-family-festival Date: August 27, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: August 27, 2014

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

Schedule:

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

Dates

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Black Bottom Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 27, 2014

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

Tonight's featured band: Black Bottom Revue

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-marriage-of-latin-music-jazz-with-joe-conzo-sr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-marriage-of-latin-music-jazz-with-joe-conzo-sr Date: August 27, 2014

In celebration of City Parks Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, join Joe Conzo Sr. for a discussion and music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great artists from the early 1930's to the present who brought together Latin music and jazz.

Joe Conzo Sr. is a Latin music historian, Tito Puente's publicist and confidant, and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente. Conzo will play rare live recordings of Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra from his private collection. Q & A to follow.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d9028703eaa.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/family-capoeira Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunset-yoga Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunset-pilates Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Film: Sing Your Song]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/film-sing-your-song http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/film-sing-your-song Date: August 27, 2014

Follow Harry Belafonte’s contributions to American civil rights and global social justice in a journey through the life of this artist and activist. Light refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. and the film begins at sunset.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ea30c1c8b5c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Disney's Movie "Frozen"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/disneys-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/disneys-movie-frozen Date: August 27, 2014

Come and enjoy Disney's Oscar-winning movie "Frozen".

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 27, 2014

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

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:36:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 27, 2014

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

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5caba664c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Umberto D. & Pussy Riot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/outdoor-cinema-umberto-d-pussy-riot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/outdoor-cinema-umberto-d-pussy-riot Date: August 27, 2014

As part of its Outdoor Cinema 2014 season, Socrates Sculpture Park will be screening the Italian film Umberto D., directed by Vittorio De Sica. A neorealist masterpiece from De Sica (The Bicycle Thief), Umberto D.follows a few days in the life of the title character, a retired bureaucrat: the police break up his pensioners’ strike; a canteen hostess catches him feeding his lunch to his dog, Flike; his landlady threatens him with eviction; a sympathetic young maid reveals she’s pregnant; and pride quashes his attempts to beg in front of the Pantheon. Umberto D. is bursting with life – a heartfelt tale of a man struggling to hold onto his dignity in the face of ageism and a changing, postwar Italy.

Following Umberto D. will be Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, with filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin in person. Rated R for explicit sexual content. Not appropriate for audiences under 17.

Directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer tells the story of Russian punk-rock activists Pussy Riot--Katia, Masha, and Nadia--who staged a balaclava-masked performance at a Moscow cathedral (protesting the head of the Orthodox Church for supporting Putin's campaign) and earned the wrath of the regime. Their arrest and trial for "hooliganism" against the church follows. A fascinating documentary portrait of a courageous, defiant collective whose impact continues to be felt worldwide.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival that takes place every Wednesday evening in July and August. Focusing on a different country or culture each screening, this program invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the waterfront breeze, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e28cd23ac61.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 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[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/couch-to-2-mile-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/couch-to-2-mile-group-run Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 28, 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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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 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/2014/08/28/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/2014/08/28/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 28, 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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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 28, 2014

Don't miss this two-week long exhibition of Cuban art

Manny Vega is a Bronx-born painter, illustrator, muralist, mosaicist and costme designer. He is associated with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is a former art isntructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morjon is a Cuban-born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Donmingo and is an art iknstructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: August 28, 2014

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

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 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[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/ecocrafts Date: August 28, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 28, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 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/2014/08/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-games Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 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/2014/08/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 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/2014/08/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 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[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 28, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Championship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-putting-tournament-championship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-putting-tournament-championship Date: August 28, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28.

There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.

Participation in the Putting Championship Finals will be by invitation only. The highest scores from previous tournaments will earn a spot. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. The tournament will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.

Rain Date: August 29

Start time: 12:20 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 12:20 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/adaptive-activities Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Animal Family Matters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/stories-in-the-garden-animal-family-matters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/stories-in-the-garden-animal-family-matters Date: August 28, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. Like human beings, animals ––from the biggest blue whale to the littlest earth worm––have families. This week, meet some of the cutest and silliest animal families.

For the final week of story time we will read Rabbits & Raindrops by Jim Arnosky, Tweedle Dee Dee by Charlotte Voake and Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc21fdb7bd1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/rock-your-seat Date: August 28, 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 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/garden-crew1 Date: August 28, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/kayaking Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Keeping The Rats Out! Rat Prevention in Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/greenthumb-workshop-keeping-the-rats-out-rat-prevention-in-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/greenthumb-workshop-keeping-the-rats-out-rat-prevention-in-community-gardens Date: August 28, 2014

This workshop will cover rat prevention in your gardens. We will walk around Isla Verde Garden and discuss how to recognize signs of rat activity and ways to discourage rats from establishing burrow systems in your garden. There will be a giveaway of rat-resistant garbage cans for all garden groups that attend the workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Isla Verde Garden

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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8149, -73.9068 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/wheelchair-basketball Date: August 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sunset Concert Series: Rock, R&B, and Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-rb-and-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-rb-and-jazz Date: August 28, 2014

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Council Members Ignizio, Matteo and Rose are pleased to present a summer concert series in Staten Island's neighborhood parks.

Tonight's perfomances feature The Brooklyn Horns and Jazz Out 4tet.

Parks will be open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Broadway and Henderson Avenue (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.637, -74.1176 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd623b1a30.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/central-park-circuit Date: August 28, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 28, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Sean Nowell and the Kung Fu Masters Jazz Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-sounds-radio-jarocho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-sounds-radio-jarocho Date: August 28, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Presented by NYC Parks and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 7:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 28, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 28, 2014

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

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8155, -73.8891 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f698990933.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 28, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Brad Paisley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke Date: August 29, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Brad Paisley perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 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/2014/08/29/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/2014/08/29/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 29, 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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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 29, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/hunts-point-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/hunts-point-street-tree-care Date: August 29, 2014

Join us as we partner with Sustainable South Bronx for our final street tree care day in Hunts Point this summer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 830-0498

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields)

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8156, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/new-roots-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/new-roots-community-workday Date: August 29, 2014

Please join the Bronx Green-Up and New Roots Community Garden as they partner with the International Rescue Committee to continue building this urban farm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 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[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/sit-aerobics Date: August 29, 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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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 29, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/adaptive-fitness Date: August 29, 2014

Get fit using exercises that work for you! This program is tailored for individuals with disabilities and limited mobility. Recreation center membership is required. Please find out more information here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Back to School Tie Dye / Face Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-friday Date: August 29, 2014

Participants are required to bring their own new and clean items to tie dye. Open to the public for all ages!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7993, -73.966 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 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/2014/08/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-games Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/tai-chi1 Date: August 29, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with the Shivering Timbers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-the-shivering-timbers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-the-shivering-timbers Date: August 29, 2014

Step into a whimsical, foot-stomping play land with the Shivering Timbers.

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 29, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/house-tours Date: August 29, 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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 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[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/adaptive-activities Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 29, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 29, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/seasonal-crafts Date: August 29, 2014

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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 29, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 29, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 29, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/teen-rock-your-seat Date: August 29, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/family-camping Date: August 29, 2014

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. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 19th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 29, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Moulin Rouge Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-moulin-rouge-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-moulin-rouge-skate-party Date: August 29, 2014

If you can-can-can, skate your way over to Lola Star’s Moulin Rouge Skate Party.

We are celebrating everything Parisian in style and expression. Expect cabaret courtesans, dapper dandies and other Fin de siècle costumes among the crowd of fabulous roller disco attendees. Come take part in a little piece of the La Vie Bohème and strap on a pair of skates with Lola Star and her friends.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: August 29, 2014

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 29, 2014

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

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1a4f229ecb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 29, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rockaway-walks Date: August 30, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 30, 2014

If you always wanted to run a 5k but didn't know how to begin, this is for you. All levels can join in on this one hour run session.

The various terrains around the Conference House will be utilized. When this program ends you will run a 5k!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ea1a42e3467.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 30, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 30, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 30, 2014

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:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 30, 2014

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

Bring 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST