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, 21 Dec 2014 17:40:57 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 Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 9, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Poets & Writers: Rich Villar, T'ai Freedom Ford, Kamilah Aisha Moon and Tung-Hui Hu.

Presented in partnership with Poets & Writers

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/pilates-fitness-guru Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Public Workshop: Van Name Van Pelt Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/public-workshop-van-name-van-pelt-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/public-workshop-van-name-van-pelt-plaza Date: September 9, 2014

Along Richmond Terrace, between Van Name and Van Pelt Avenues, a parcel of land is slated to be redesigned to create a permanent public space.

Please join us and give your input about plaza design opportunities. If you are unable to attend but want to have your voice heard, you can fill out the online survey at the related link below.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6402, -74.1353 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 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/2014/09/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 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/2014/09/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/pelham-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/pelham-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship1 Date: September 10, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the north east corner of the Orchard Beach parking lot. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and high school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: North East Corner of Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7927 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/body-sculpting Date: September 10, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/sit-aerobics Date: September 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 10, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-games Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 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/2014/09/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 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/2014/09/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 10, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 10, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-10 2014-09-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/recycletoart Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Little Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/zumba-at-little-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/zumba-at-little-bay-park Date: September 10, 2014

Please join us for free instruction in an aerobic exercise that blends Latin and African dance movement.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7898, -73.7848 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:36:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/exhibition-opening-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/exhibition-opening-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 10, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405eb0b3e795.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Taste of the Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/taste-of-the-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/taste-of-the-village Date: September 10, 2014

Greenwich Village's premier food & wine tasting event is just around the corner. Join hundreds of neighborhood foodies at the 12th Annual Taste of the Village.With over 30 local food and wine purveyors, this year's event will be the most exciting yet! From the beautiful vistas of the Washington Square Arch and fountain, to the newly-expanded seating area and jazz performers, we promise a fun and flavorful evening under the stars.

Event tickets ar $50 per person and include unlimited food and wine tastes. Tickets may be purchased online or in person at the Village Alliance office, 8 East 8th Street, during weekday business hours only. This is a benefit for the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Organized by the Village Alliance with NYC Parks and the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: September 10, 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 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 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 Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/sunset-pilates Date: September 10, 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 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: Spoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bowery-presents-spoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bowery-presents-spoon Date: September 10, 2014

Doors 6PM / Show 7PM

Spoon is comprised of four gentlemen:
Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey and Rob Pope.

Spoon full-lengths have included Telephono (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002) and Gimme Fiction (2005), which received raves from THE NEW YORK TIMES, TIME, NEWSWEEK, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and VANITY FAIR, and wound up on BLENDER and SPIN's Best of 2005 lists. Britt also co-authored the score to the feature film STRANGER THAN FICTION, to which Spoon contributed the exclusive track "The Book I Write" as well as several other songs. Their next release, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), debuted at Number 10 on the BILLBOARD 200 as well as Number 1 on the BILLBOARD Top Independent Albums and was selected by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as #10 on their Top 50 Albums of 2007. 2010's Transference was the band's seventh studio album and debuted at number 4 on the BILLBOARD 200 chart. It also placed in Rolling Stone's 30 Best Albums of 2010.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-10 2014-09-10 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cff69fbcf6e.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 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/2014/09/11/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 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/2014/09/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: September 11, 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 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 11, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

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 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens Date: September 11, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: 108th St and 39th Ave, Corona

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8593 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 11, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 11, 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 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/adaptive-track-and-field Date: September 11, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-games Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 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/2014/09/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 11, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/rock-your-seat Date: September 11, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic2 Date: September 11, 2014

REGISTRATION FOR SKATE CLINIC IS CURRENTLY FULL.

Please join us for the Skate Jam on September 14th.

John Fudala provides skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13. Classes focus on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon, safety, creative fun, teamwork and taking them to the next level: contest and or show preparation.

All enrolled (and those not enrolled) are welcome to participate in the Riverside Skate Jam on September 14.

Please note this class also meets over three days including Saturday September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, please email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532c769b67078.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Jams on the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-jams-on-the-bronx-river Date: September 11, 2014

All About the DJ's: Come enjoy Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa, and more hosted by Grand Master Caz and the Invincible Sound by Superman.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 11, 2014

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f2d1f749b1.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/garden-crew1 Date: September 11, 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 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn Date: September 11, 2014

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. We have workshops suitable for all levels of experience. These workshops are free, so come on by to learn more, hold a chicken for the first time, and enjoy this unique green space in the heart of Brooklyn.

Dates & Times
Every 2nd Thursday, July - October
5:30 – Garden gates open
6:00 – Workshop begins
7:00-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

July 10 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 14 – Advanced: Health Inspections and Solutions
September 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 9** – Preparing Your Coop for Winter

**Please note that the October workshop will start earlier due to the earlier sunset time. Schedule is:
5:00 – Garden gates open
5:30 – Workshop begins
6:15-6:30 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in the Bronx, at Paradise on Earth ( 1106 Fox Street, Bronx, NY) on July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2014-09-11 2014-09-11 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac5261bf2af.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 11, 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 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/11/journey-to-the-stars Date: September 11, 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 2014-09-11 2014-09-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[New York Classical Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/new-york-classical-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/new-york-classical-quartet Date: September 12, 2014

The New York Classical Quartet features violinists Judson Griffin and Margaret Ziemnicka, violist Chiu-Chen Liu, and cellist David Bakamjian. Their mission is to share the riches of the string quartets of Joseph Haydn, the first master of the form in the 18th century, a giant of Western culture, a musical Shakespeare, the Michelangelo of his era and art.

Reservations and more details at http://kingmanor.org/events/concert.php.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 am 7:30 am 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd125ce90d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: September 12, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/farmers-market-fridays Date: September 12, 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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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 12, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/sit-aerobics Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-games Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 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/2014/09/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 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/2014/09/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/tai-chi1 Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 12, 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 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/house-tours Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 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[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 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/2014/09/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/seasonal-crafts Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic1 Date: September 12, 2014

REGISTRATION FOR SKATE CLINIC IS CURRENTLY FULL.

Please join us for the Skate Jam on September 14th.

John Fudala provides skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13. Classes focus on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon, safety, creative fun, teamwork and taking them to the next level: contest and or show preparation.

All enrolled (and those not enrolled) are welcome to participate in the Riverside Skate Jam on September 14.

Please note this class also meets over three days including Saturday September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, please email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532c769b67078.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: BINGO]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 12, 2014

BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize from sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/fitness-bootcamp Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/family-camping Date: September 12, 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 divesions 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, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/teen-rock-your-seat Date: September 12, 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 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[SI Outdoor Films: ET]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/si-outdoor-films-et http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/si-outdoor-films-et Date: September 12, 2014

In Staten Island, the summer isn't quite over yet! Take in outdoor films all September-long. They're family friendly, and you're welcome to bring chairs, blankets, friends or food. Show up at 6 p.m. for kids' inflatable rides; dusk for the start of the movie. No reservations required.

If you can, please bring canned or non-perishable food to donate to the Mount Loretto food pantry.

In ET, a boy finds his life disrupted when he discovers a lost alien near his home! Now, he has to help the loveable extra-terrestrial find his way back to his planet. Rated PG.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:35 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Doo Wop in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/arts-culture-fun-doo-wop-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/arts-culture-fun-doo-wop-in-the-park Date: September 12, 2014

Join us for a special night of Doo Wop at the Jackie Robinson Bandshell with performances by The Singers Lounge All-Stars featuring winner James Sturkey with Aida Dyer, Keith Fluitt, Nadine Michel, Stacia Hobdy, Wondress and AtLas. Sounds provided by Harlem’s Finest DJ Mike Doelo.

Step up to the mic to sing and maybe win a prize! (Please arrive @ 5:30 to register) Bring your chairs and blankets for a night of music under the stars.

Hosted by H2C2's Curtis Sherrod.

Event Co-Producer, Hip Hop Culture CEnter (H2C2, LL)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8252, -73.9415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe4cba766ae.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[MOCA Cinema at Columbus Park: Eat Drink Man Woman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/moca-cinema-at-columbus-park-eat-drink-man-woman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/moca-cinema-at-columbus-park-eat-drink-man-woman Date: September 12, 2014

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) or film screenings at the Columbus Park Pavilion. Enjoy the open air of the Pavilion in the company of your friends and family while watching great films!

In Eat Drink Man Woman , directed by Ang Lee, a senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members..

To reserve a seat, RSVP: artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or https//mocanyc.obsres.com/info.aspx?EventID+7

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ff672ae9e14.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: Chromeo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bowery-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bowery-presents Date: September 12, 2014

Doors 6PM / Show 7PM

World leaders, powerful CEOs, and assorted other fat cats could learn myriad lessons from Chromeo, but the number one tip that Dave 1 and P-Thugg have is this: Know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. The rest of the population will catch up. What this means is that Chromeo is really good at being Chromeo. The mission, the package, the vision—it’s been a straight shot of pure intentionality from the jump. These Chromeo dudes? They have the whole being-these-Chromeo-dudes thing totally wired.
And with the benefit of blessed hindsight, we can all see now that Chromeo stuck to it with the natural doggedness of the soulful heirs that they are. Funk a game plan—these guys had a ten-year battle strategy. When they released their first album in 2004, Rick James was still the Antichrist to all but the enlightened. Fast forward to today, and ‘80s funk—which makes up a major part of Chromeo’s DNA—is all over the charts.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d0026b93f94.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 12, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eater – the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn a roundup of fascinating facts.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Heckscher Community Garden: Shadow Puppet Show with Midnight Radio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio Date: September 12, 2014

Enjoy a magical evening of shadow, light, and fairytale. Midnight Radio Show invites you to an all ages puppet show in the garden!

For more information and a preview of the show visit http://www.midnightradioshow.org/video.html

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Heckscher Children’s Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:45 pm 9:00 pm 40.7085, -73.9443 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 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[NYC Parks Brooklyn Bocce Tournament 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2014 Date: September 13, 2014

Whether you're a bocce enthusiast or a beginner, we welcome you! Join individually or as a group. Bocce is fun and easy to learn. We supply everything, so just come as you are. Adults only, please.

Teams should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Play will start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will go on to represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 20, 2014 in Juniper Valley Park, Queens. Make sure you're available to play then as well, since substitutions will not be allowed.

To register, visit bkbocce.eventbrite.com. If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 965-8942 or email Alyson.Chiaramonte@parks.nyc.gov or Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Marine Park Bocce Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6083, -73.9366 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk Date: September 13, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 13, 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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 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/2014/09/13/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 13, 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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 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/2014/09/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 13, 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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST