NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:13:37 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 21, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/nature-exploration Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: August 21, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey Date: August 21, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Art at the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/earth-art-at-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/earth-art-at-the-park Date: August 21, 2015

Make sculptures using the park’s natural landscape as the means of creation. Use materials such as soil, rock, organic media, and water to make ephemeral works of art. Make a video recording or take photographic prints to keep for your viewing pleasure. Gloves, water, and some tools will be provided.

Pre-registration is recommended. Please register by email at francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 227-1463.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a539296ac7d.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/goal-ball Date: August 21, 2015

Goal ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside. The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight.

All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c15786ae5f.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball Date: August 21, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 21, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ice Cream Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/ice-cream-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/ice-cream-social Date: August 21, 2015

Mix, mingle, and indulge at the Ice Cream Social, featuring entertainment by Jazzy Randolph Dancers, and others.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84474182128906000, -73.89803314208984000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/seasonal-crafts Date: August 21, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 21, 2015

This is a free event. Please bring your Census Gear Pack, including your voluntreer badge, with you to the event. You will be able to check out a wheel and reserve blocks at the end of the event to continue mapping on your own!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 155th Street and 32nd Avenue

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76985743881500000, -73.80926370620700000 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 21, 2015

This is a free event. Please bring your Census Gear Pack, including your voluntreer badge, with you to the event. You will be able to check out a wheel and reserve blocks at the end of the event to continue mapping on your own!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 3rd Avenue and East Tremont Avenue

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84663832714600000, -73.89614582061800000 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: August 21, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Middletown Road and Robertson Place

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84706035607100000, -73.82299661636400000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 Date: August 21, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 Date: August 21, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: August 21, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/wheelchair-softball Date: August 21, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Fordham Road Film Festival: Ghostbusters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/2015-fordham-road-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/2015-fordham-road-film-festival Date: August 21, 2015

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce their first-ever, back-to-back movie nights! They will be screening Ghostbusters on Friday, August 21, and Ghostbusters 2 on Saturday, August 22 at Bryan Park on Fordham Road.

The films will start at 7:30 p.m. Games and activities from sponsors will begin at 6:00 p.m. Show up early to get a good seat!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 562-2104

Location: Bryan Park

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X005 Bryan Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.86220169067383000, -73.89420318603516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c361b580b34.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: August 21, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-series-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-series-with-the-city-stompers Date: August 21, 2015

Megan Downes and the City Stompers, NYC's only school for Appalachian flatfoot clogging, will host an evening of Americana roots music and dance. Traditional fiddle playing and Megan's square dance calls will get you stompin' and hollerin' too!

This event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.58319854736300000, -73.81539916992200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5589687fdc5b1.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Billiards/Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis Date: August 21, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of billiards and table tennis, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Hoop Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 21, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Want to learn how to hula hoop and wow your friends and family? Join The Hoop Movement in this beginner-friendly workshop where you can learn hoop dance basics such as tricks and transitions. Leave with sweat on your brow and a smile on your face

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af01c093a8.png Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus Date: August 21, 2015

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later seventeenth century it had fallen out of favour. In the Victorian era, it was disapproved of primarily because of what was considered to be a distasteful use of graphic violence, but from around the middle of the twentieth century its reputation began to improve.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night Series - Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-seriessalsa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-seriessalsa Date: August 21, 2015

Dance Away the Night brings salsa outdoors at the South Beach Gazebo.

DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! This event features lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School. Don't miss it!

The event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-1545

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b12788233b.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 21, 2015

This class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/family-camping-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/family-camping-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: August 21, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 12th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square's SummerStarz Movies: Sound of Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-frozen Date: August 21, 2015

Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back! Six wonderful Friday nights are planned for Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront! Bring a picnic blanket, friends, and family. Come early and have an awesome time!

The feature movie on Friday, August 21 is Sound of Music, about a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become the governess to seven children of a Naval officer widower.

Come dressed as your favorite character!

The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30 p.m.).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ebc8faf34b.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 21, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Walk Like an Egyptian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-walk-like-an-egyptian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-walk-like-an-egyptian Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

Tonight's theme: The Bangles and 80s dance. Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Film Festival: Into the Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/outdoor-film-festival-into-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/outdoor-film-festival-into-the-woods Date: August 21, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is adapted in this musical from director Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Studios. Inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this plot centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who incur the wrath of a witch (Meryl Streep) while attempting to start a family. (2014) PG

Start time: 7:50 pm

End time: 9:50 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:50 pm 9:50 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b0002bc909.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 21, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Muppets Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways Date: August 21, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a outdoor movie night for the whole family. The movie begin at dusk.

Tonight's film is the most recent Muppets movie, in which the Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Popcorn will be served.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz Date: August 21, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

The Wiz re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz, but is a classic in its own right. The movie stars a young, African-American kindergarten teacher named Dorothy who has "never been below 125th Street". After chasing her dog in a snowstorm, she finds herself in Oz, a place that looks just like 1970's NYC. Imagine that! Follow her as she struggles to find her way back home. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Park

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.80505172637400000, -73.95910859108000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca5fc6e123f.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz1 Date: August 21, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be rescheduled in upcoming weeks, so please check back!

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

The Wiz re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz, but is a classic in its own right. The movie stars a young, African-American kindergarten teacher named Dorothy who has "never been below 125th Street". After chasing her dog in a snowstorm, she finds herself in Oz, a place that looks just like 1970's NYC. Imagine that! Follow her as she struggles to find her way back home. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca5fc6e123f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movies-in-the-parks-maleficient http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/movies-in-the-parks-maleficient Date: August 21, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In a kind of prequel of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent tells the story of the title character, played by Angelina Jolie, who engages in a life-changing battle. As ruler of her land, she fights the king who rules the neighboring land, and meets and falls in love with his son, Stefan. When Stefan grows up, he turns on Maleficent, causing her to vengefully kidnap his first child, Sleeping Beauty. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d846fb81ce.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/coney-island-fireworks Date: August 21, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 22, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bird-walks Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/women-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/women-in-comics Date: August 22, 2015

The Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present their second exhibition, 'Women in Comics II' at the Poe Park Visitors Center. The event will showcase artwork from members who reside in the New York City Metro Area. Artwork will be feature by such artists as Alitha E. Martinez, Michele St. Martin, Sara Woolley, Sha-Nee Williams, Rica Takashima, Selena Briggs, and many more! WinC will also host accompanying workshops on Saturdays in August! Join us for what will be a wonderful event that highlights women artists in the comic book industry!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 22, 2015

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, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-sports-experience Date: August 22, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-class Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 22, 2015

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run: Celebrating the Journey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/percy-sutton-harlem-5k-runcelebrating-the-journey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/percy-sutton-harlem-5k-runcelebrating-the-journey Date: August 22, 2015

This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR and runner throughout his life; he passed away in 2009. The run celebrates historic Harlem and is part of Harlem Week, one of the northeast area's largest cultural celebrations.

For more information about Harlem Week events and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, visit HarlemDiscover.com.

Event hashtag: #PercySutton5k—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Percy Sutton Harlem Walk: Celebrating the Journey, Full STEAM Ahead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/percy-sutton-harlem-walk-celebrating-the-journey-full-steam-ahead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/percy-sutton-harlem-walk-celebrating-the-journey-full-steam-ahead Date: August 22, 2015

The walk will start at 8:30 a.m., the same time as the 5K run, that honors the late Percy Sutton who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon. Registered walkers will line up behind the runners on St. Nicholas Avenue, south of West 134th Street. Please be in place for the walk no later than 8:15 a.m.

Event hashtag: #PercySutton5k—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 am 10:30 am 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 22, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 22, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 22, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids at Queens Botanical Garden, Featuring 'The Moment']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids-qbg-featuring-the-moment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids-qbg-featuring-the-moment1 Date: August 22, 2015

Enjoy a display of stunning orchids, contemporary music, dance, and art in partnership with the Taiwanese American Arts Council.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c22c7cad1b1.jpg Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session3 Date: August 22, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 80th Street and 17th Avenue

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61204662511300000, -74.00135278701800000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 22, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: In front of the Capital One bank

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69156413050800000, -73.76241087913500000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: August 22, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: In front of the Capital One bank

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69156413050800000, -73.76241087913500000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 22, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-exhibitions Date: August 22, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/green-team Date: August 22, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2015

Get active on the beach volleyball courts at Pier 6.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec1aae07fe.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: August 22, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerrittsen Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek Date: August 22, 2015

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

Join us for a vigorous hike through the sandy paths of Marine Park then launch a canoe from Gerrittsen Beach and paddle back to the Salt Marsh Nature Center with us.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 11th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/kayaking Date: August 22, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e9a699c05.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/garden-conservation-day Date: August 22, 2015

Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse to help keep the grounds looking beautiful.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a7e5c91abeb.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gouverneur Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-at-gouverneur-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-at-gouverneur-playground Date: August 22, 2015

This It's My Park season come join The Claremont Healthy Village to make Gouverneur Playground beautiful. Join us for a fun-filled day of cleaning the playground and meeting your neighbors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gouverneur Playground

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X222 Gouverneur Playground 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83580017089844000, -73.90339660644531000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/upper-river-paddle Date: August 22, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration will begin about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings Date: August 22, 2015

Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbcea23c126.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Valley Walking Tour with Sid Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/dyckman-valley-walking-tour-with-sid-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/dyckman-valley-walking-tour-with-sid-horenstein Date: August 22, 2015

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology and history walk along Dyckman Street, a fault line in Manhattan.

The program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Northwest corner of Broadway and Dyckman

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86567166369400000, -73.92723583128300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c23e9dc2d66.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York Presents Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bike-new-york-presentsbicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bike-new-york-presentsbicycling-basics Date: August 22, 2015

Join a three-hour, on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately-sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88669967651367000, -73.89830017089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3bcf6794fe.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: August 22, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 172 Greenpoint Avenue

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73020196853900000, -73.95395278930700000 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga1 Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga3 Date: August 22, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga4 Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga5 Date: August 22, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bicycling-basics Date: August 22, 2015

Bicycling Basics is a three-hour, on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately-sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

For more information and to register, please visit the the event's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: August 22, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas.

Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities. Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details at www.randallsisland.org.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Meet us at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551313111a990.jpg Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-moves Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-advanced Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bike Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bike-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bike-bonanza Date: August 22, 2015

Enjoy free, fun activities for the whole family! Get a free helmet, swap your kid's bike for a different size, and attend a free kids learn to ride class!

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Free bike helmet fitting and distribution for the whole family

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Upgrade your child's bike at our kids bike swap

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Free learn to ride class. Please register online here.

Please note: Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign their waiver. Adults must be present and sign a waiver to get fitted for and receive a bike helmet.

Bike New York, the NYC Department of Transportation, Recycle-A-Bicycle, and the NYPD have partnered with a community-based or neighborhood organization to help make bicycling as easy, safe, and fun as possible for your entire family.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 483-3562

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ccc3790eae5.JPG Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 22, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 22, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 22, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Education]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/culinary-education http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/culinary-education Date: August 22, 2015

Join GreenThumb and Just Food for a cooking demonstration in the Clayton Williams Community Garden. Learn how to make the most of the summer’s bounty of fresh produce. Join one of Just Food’s community chefs for a cooking demonstration of how to prepare local and seasonal vegetable-centered dishes that will inspire the whole family.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.81100082397461000, -73.95099639892578000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Schmul Park Weed Warriors: Volunteer Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/schmul-park-weed-warriors-volunteer-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/schmul-park-weed-warriors-volunteer-cleanup Date: August 22, 2015

Dandelions, knotweed, and mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings.

Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape! We’ll also be working to remove litter and make the place beautiful in all ways.

Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59009933471700000, -74.18859863281200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a525c9b630a.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawing: Chalk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Capture the beauty of Conference House Park and draw inspiration from its natural surroundings and environment. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features—the shoreline and forest— through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes to be held outdoors—weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. For those interested, a brief overview of Conference House Park's dunes and forests will be given. Ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 22, 2015

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

On August 22, Ron Sopyla will share "The Snow Queen" by H.C. Andersen and Rita Auerbach will share the Norwegian story "The Three Ants".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-intermediate Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 22, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids - Clifford the Big Red Dog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 22, 2015

This week at Bryant Park's kids hour: Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Produced in partnership with Scholastic

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Canning in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/canning-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/canning-in-the-garden Date: August 22, 2015

Learn all about canning the fresh veggies you grow with Natasha Hescott. Free book on canning for the first 15 attendees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Vision Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66600036621094000, -73.88719940185547000 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tie Dye / Face Painting Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/tie-dyeface-painting-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/tie-dyeface-painting-festival Date: August 22, 2015

Join us for a free tie-dye and face painting activity. Bring your own new and clean items to tie-dye.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Hoops, Sticks & Whirligigs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/handson-history-hoops-sticks-whirligigs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/handson-history-hoops-sticks-whirligigs Date: August 22, 2015

It’s time to play! Hear stories of historic play and join us to roll hoops, play a historic game of catch (you’re not catching a ball!) known as graces, and make your own toys. After running around outside, cool off with indoor games and make your own toy to take home!

Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ad1f367d6c9.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 22, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT