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 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:49:41 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 26, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-games Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 26, 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: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Imagination Tuesday at Dream Street Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/imagination-tuesday-dream-street-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/imagination-tuesday-dream-street-park Date: August 26, 2014

The imagination playground provides child-directed, unstructured creative "free play", which is critical to a child's intellectual, social, physical and emotional development.

All kids are welcome to play and innovate!

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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8027, -73.935 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 26, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/abs-work-out Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/meditation-class Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 26, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/adaptive-activities Date: August 26, 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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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 26, 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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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/rock-your-seat Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/adaptive-weight-training Date: August 26, 2014

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. This program is for people with disabilities, and Recreation Center membership is required. To find out more, click here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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/2014/08/26/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/game-night Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/evening-yoga1 Date: August 26, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-circuit Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 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 Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 26, 2014

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents Amber Atiya, Peter Gizzi, Cathy Park Hong and Dorothea Lasky.

Presented in partnership with Tim Donnelly.

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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 26, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Disney's Hit Movie "Frozen"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/disneys-hit-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/disneys-hit-movie-frozen Date: August 26, 2014

Enjoy Disney's hit movie under the stars.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Hugo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-hugo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-hugo Date: August 26, 2014

Watch Hugo as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

Set in 1930s Paris, Hugo tells the story of an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Directed by Martin Scorsese. 2011 (PG) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53922d3ca7099.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron park: "Europa Report"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/movie-at-crocheron-park-europa-report http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/movie-at-crocheron-park-europa-report Date: August 26, 2014

Come watch a free family fun movie!

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately-funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Movie Night Along the River: WALL E]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/movie-nights-along-the-river-wall-e http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/movie-nights-along-the-river-wall-e Date: August 26, 2014

Come enjoy a family movie under the stars.

Rain date: Aug 27

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:00 pm 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ada46972d19.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Little Giants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-movie-night-little-giants-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-movie-night-little-giants-pg Date: August 26, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Pembroke Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7707, -73.7341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88db1dea18.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 26, 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: Highland Park

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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6854, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f686b54bb8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: On the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/red-hook-flicks-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/red-hook-flicks-on-the-waterfront Date: August 26, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

This classic Marlon Brando film from 1954 tells the story of an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman who struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 27, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 27, 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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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/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/2014/08/27/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 27, 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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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 27, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 27, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 27, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 27, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:55 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/sit-aerobics Date: August 27, 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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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 27, 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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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/body-sculpting Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-ages-24-year-old http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-ages-24-year-old Date: August 27, 2014

Come join us for stories, snacks and sprinkler fun in the Greenbelt.

Registration required. Space is limited. Suitable for ages 2-4 years old.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 27, 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: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion Game Day at Bill Bojangles Robinson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/kids-in-mtion-game-day-bill-bojangles-robinson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/kids-in-mtion-game-day-bill-bojangles-robinson-playground Date: August 27, 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: Bill 'Bojangle' Robinson Playground (in Bill Bojangles Robinson Playground)

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M138 Bill Bojangles Robinson Playground 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8253, -73.9373 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-games Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 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/2014/08/27/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 27, 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 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![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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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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["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[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[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[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 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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<![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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<![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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<![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[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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