NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:51:52 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-games Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Paddling 101 (Basic)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/paddling-101-basic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/paddling-101-basic Date: July 12, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Pre-Registration is required.

For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 40.8859, -73.8967 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: In Full Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels Date: July 12, 2014

Georgia O’Keefe will always be known for her careful observational studies of flowers and objects found in nature.

Experiment with techniques using intense color, linear precision, and intricate detail as we create vibrant, dynamic compositions in chalk pastels based on her unique works.

Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed.

Class size is limited, and pre-paid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining and Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/seining-and-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/seining-and-fishing Date: July 12, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from your home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release and first come, first serve. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans are great for kids of all ages.

Families and children 8 years and older are welcome in all other fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet The Bees: A Hands-On Adventure in the Apiary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary Date: July 12, 2014

Get up close and personal with the bees of Wave Hill! Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Beekeeper Roger Repohl leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee. This workshop is appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and up accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b18bfc07516.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Talk: Poe At Fordham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/talk-poe-at-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/talk-poe-at-fordham Date: July 12, 2014

Mr. Angel Hernandez, Education Coordinator for the Bronx Historical society, will talk about the great writer's experience living in the Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City of Water Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-kaiser-park Date: July 12, 2014

Join the Catalyst Program from Partnerships for Parks for City of Water Day in Kaiser Park.

Learn about the history of Coney Island Creek, get your hands dirty with gardening projects, share your ideas for the future of the park, and participate in fun, family-friendly activities celebrating Kaiser Park and its waterfront!

Schedule
11:00-11:45: Take a walking tour of Coney Island Creek with historian Charles Denson of the Coney Island History Project

11:30-1:00: Participate in Tai Chi and fitness activities

11:30-2:00: Meet local groups who are working in Kaiser Park, design your ideal park and talk about your community

There will be a raffle with fun prizes!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 442-7677

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaad3c7f5e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA["Poe at Fordham"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-public-lecture-poe-at-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-public-lecture-poe-at-fordham Date: July 12, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez as he talks about Edgar Allan Poe's legacy in The Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc8b445fa05.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 12, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Artie Bennett]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 12, 2014

Artie Bennett, The Butt Book, Poopendous!, Peter Panda Melts Down!

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 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Cup of Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/handson-history-cup-of-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/handson-history-cup-of-tea Date: July 12, 2014

You are cordially invited to afternoon tea at King Manor. See Eliza Gracie King’s tea set and get inspired to decorate your own cup, all for free.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5384a101366f5.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 12, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: July 12, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-kayaking Date: July 12, 2014

Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.

Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet.

Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b6f4d1770d0.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Free Library Launch Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/little-free-library-launch-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/little-free-library-launch-party Date: July 12, 2014

Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance to celebrate the two Little Free libraries in Marcus Garvey Park.

Enjoy arts and crafts and fun reading activities for children, as well as a quilt exhibit and poetry reading.

Meet the artists who designed the library facades.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd312b17872.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 12, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/house-tours Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: July 12, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: July 12, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/the-magic-of-omar-olusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/the-magic-of-omar-olusion Date: July 12, 2014

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 12, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/eating-america Date: July 12, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Babasónicos / Juana Molina / La Santa Cecilia in association with Latin Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summerstage-babasnicos-juana-molina-la-santa-cecilia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summerstage-babasnicos-juana-molina-la-santa-cecilia Date: July 12, 2014

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) – described by the NY Times as the "Sundance of Latin music" -- celebrates its 15th anniversary and yet another year of collaboration with Summerstage for an exciting series of concerts featuring both classic and cutting-edge music from across the Americas.

With determination, talent and intelligence, Babasónicos has became one of the most successful and recognizable groups to come from the “sonic” underground rock movement in Argentina in the 1990’s. With 11 official albums and more than 22 years of constant touring with great success throughout Latin America, they've experimented with various diverse styles throughout their career, and continue to fill stadiums with screaming fans. Although they've never sought to conform to the typical Argentinean rock sound, this alternative band has established itself as a mainstream marketable group around the world.

Born in Argentina, Juana Molina grew up in a musical environment, learning guitar at the age of five. After a wildly successful career as a comedian and actress, Molina turned her focus back to her first love, Music. She released her first album in 1996, and after the release of her second and 3rd albums she quickly became the darling of the international indie/electronic/folk scene, and praise began pouring in from admirers in all corners. Her music, which, although it features elements of folk, ambient and electronica, is highly unique and personal. Her live performances combine live loops, effects created on-the-fly and her deft acoustic guitar playing, creating a lush sounding as well as visually compelling experience. On her latest album, Wed 21, She's remarkably expanded her palette of instruments, incorporating electric guitars, bass, drums and inventive electronics, thus giving Wed 21 a richer, broader sonic spectrum. Guided as always by her trademark spirit of experimentation and her deep melodic sense, Juana Molina has definitely come up with a masterpiece.

Los Angela's band, La Santa Cecilia, consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians. Their songs have been featured on a number of shows, including the Emmy award-winning series Weeds, and they've enjoyed great critical acclaim in the Wall Street Journal, NPR (Named to numerous Best of 2013 lists), and Ad Age Magazine named the band a must for any Ad Agencies looking to launch a Hispanic Campaign. In 2013 the band released their major label debut Trenta Dias (30 Days), which features the dance floor shaking “Monedita,” the humanistic approach to immigration track “El Hielo (ICE),” and a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” The band also celebrated 2014 with a GRAMMY win (Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album) for Treinta Dias.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb40d344b9.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 12, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 12, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/eating-america1 Date: July 12, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/the-magic-of-omar-olusion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/the-magic-of-omar-olusion1 Date: July 12, 2014

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/family-camping Date: July 12, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 2nd

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 12, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Bush Women / Master Class: Urban Bush Women]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/urban-bush-women-masterclass-urban-bush-women http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/urban-bush-women-masterclass-urban-bush-women Date: July 12, 2014

Join Urban Bush Women as they celebrate their 30th anniversary year with an evening of special performances that showcase the best of the company's repertoire as well as a SummerStage premiere.

Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. The company presents this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. UBW continues to use dance as both the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development.

The company will premiere Chalabati, a new work choreographed by Zollar, with choreographic assistance by Maria Bauman for dance students at Virginia Commonwealth University, Florida State University, and recently Southern Methodist University. Chalabati is a work that explores journey, memory and ritual retelling of a shared history. Inspired by the music of the Gnawa people (Morocco), the piece will explore a community coming together to remind itself of its strength, power and generosity.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Urban Bush Women
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d84745fac8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f509188e00.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 13, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-chess-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-chess-tournament Date: July 13, 2014

All ages (kids age 4+ and adults) can compete in one of seven skill and age sections. All sections are rated by the US Chess Federation except beginner. There is no elimination! All players will participate in all four rounds of the tournament. Trophies, medals, and cash prizes will be awarded to winners.

Pre-registration is recommended at Tri-State Chess. On-site registration opens at 9am on the morning of the tournament, and Round One begins at 10am.

For more information about Marshall Chess Club membership and lectures, films, and tournaments call (212) 768-4242.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-birding Date: July 13, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x251.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b18f52ac4ee.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Electronic Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-electronic-waste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-electronic-waste-recycling-event Date: July 13, 2014

Join us for a summertime E-waste Event at QBG in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. It's the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors and let's all help keep our city clean!

A list of acceptable materials can be found here. For more information contact info@lesecologycenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7519, -73.8303 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/nature-exploration-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/nature-exploration-light Date: July 13, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from Light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate, to vigorous.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 40.6299, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/hatha-yoga Date: July 13, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a87626666d8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: July 13, 2014

Cut nature shapes from brightly multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns that will brighten and make magical your summer days and nights. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b150a7751.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/forest-crew Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-games Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/smorgasburg Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: The Art Of Stepping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/pier-kids-the-art-of-stepping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/pier-kids-the-art-of-stepping Date: July 13, 2014

Step dancers will break it down, teaching step dance through mathematical formulas, and making some noise.

Art activities start at noon. Part of the Pier Kids series.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/intermediate-canoeing Date: July 13, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meadow Lake SE (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 40.732, -73.8361 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/meditation Date: July 13, 2014

This spring, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8771b9055d.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: July 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House, and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.
Suitable for adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 13, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Bugaboo Review Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show Date: July 13, 2014

Some people think creepy crawlies are just plain gross. But if you look closely, every bug in the garden has a song to sing about the special job it does to help plants grow.

Learn more about why it's important to keep bugs alive through beautiful bug puppets and catchy, interactive songs in a range of styles, in this fun and educational show.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776 1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Bugaboo Review Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show1 Date: July 13, 2014

Some people think creepy crawlies are just plain gross. But if you look closely, every bug in the garden has a song to sing about the special job it does to help plants grow.

Learn more about why it's important to keep bugs alive through beautiful bug puppets and catchy, interactive songs in a range of styles, in this fun and educational show.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/docent-tour Date: July 13, 2014

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

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: I Spy Architecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/history-play-date-i-spy-architecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/history-play-date-i-spy-architecture Date: July 13, 2014

If you had to build a farmhouse by hand, how would you want it to look? Explore, draw, count and deconstruct your way through Manhattan’s farmhouse. Learn about the Dyckman Farmhouse’s design – including why the ceilings are low, the windows small and the kitchen is in the cellar! Stop by for a self-guided scavenger hunt between 12pm-2pm.

Recommended for children age 4 and up. FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/house-tours Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/freshwater-fishing Date: July 13, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Open to families and children ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: July 13, 2014

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

A ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark.

First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 13, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle.

Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: July 13, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395e4b2c84eb.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Germany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/a-taste-of-germany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/a-taste-of-germany Date: July 13, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Germany to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-germany-tickets-11827419129 to get tickets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3c60d7e0a.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/crossfit Date: July 13, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky Fables / Kids Junk Orchestra / Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-presents-bronx-family-day-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables-kids-junk-orchestra-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-presents-bronx-family-day-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables-kids-junk-orchestra-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 13, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too!

Dennis J. Dove began his career as a professional musician and performer in 1996 as a cast member of the Broadway show “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.” As a principle performer he has toured nationally and internationally. He has been a cast member of off Broadway shows, theatre productions, conducted his own clinics, and has participated in local and international festivals. Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra (KJO) in 2012 to expose youth to the arts through music. KJO emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots and pans youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. KJO targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music.

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351627a40aa8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/zumba Date: July 13, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/sunset-family-festival Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Lagond All-Stars Summer Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/lagond-allstars-summer-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/lagond-allstars-summer-concert Date: July 13, 2014

Enjoy live jazz music with "The Lagond All-Stars" pulsating Afro-beat, hi-impact stage show. It's sophisticated with funky grooves!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in association with Okayfuture Presents: Bonobo / Cibo Matto - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-bonobo-cibo-matto http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-bonobo-cibo-matto Date: July 13, 2014

Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a masterful record, marrying Green’s inimitable melodic genius to cutting edge electronics, bass and drums. Black Sands went on to sell over 160,000 copies worldwide, and since its release, Bonobo has toured the world with his live band, wowing audiences of thousands at a time with the hypnotic, extended live versions of the album’s tracks. ‘The North Borders’ is another long stride forward - both a natural evolution and a continuation of the electronic palette of Black Sands. Thematic, resonant, addictive and perfectly formed, it’s a thrillingly coherent statement piece. With vocal features from no less than Erykah Badu, as well as Grey Reverend (Cinematic Orchestra) and Cornelia (Portico Quartet) it’s another finely balanced body of work, leaving room for the beautiful, rich productions themselves to breathe and shine.

If anyone ever doubts whether New York City has what It takes to continue being an electric hub of culture and art they need look no further than The band Cibo Matto. Spanning two generations of indie royalty, playing with the Beastie Boys in the 90s, John Zorn in the 2000s and now having Weezer open up for them in Los Angeles in 2014 (Rivers Cuomo learned all his songs in Japanese), this band not only stands the test of time, they are a cornerstone of this city's vitality and relevance. Although no one can forget their debut LP, Viva La Woman, their new album Hotel Valentine makes you feel like you're discovering this innovative duo for the first time! This is the very antithesis of a one hit wonder, the band is without a doubt better than ever! And for those who were lucky enough to see them the first time around, you'll have bragging points when they bring down SummerStage in Central Park. This is a show not to be missed. The buildings will be turning into coconut trees, and you might be feeling a bit of, 'Deja Vu,' make sure to bring plenty of 'Sugar Water.'

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb5d5bdc46.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 13, 2014

SPNA will host Argentine tango lessons and dance with Esmeralda among the flowers and around the fountain.

Join the beginner lessons from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 13, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Orquesta SSC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-orquesta-ssc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-orquesta-ssc Date: July 13, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

The sounds of this 11-piece Salsa band will entice both the dancer and the non-dancer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/early-morning-yoga Date: July 14, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: July 14, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 14, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 14, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 14, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/chair-yoga Date: July 14, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: 18th Century Cooking II - Fruit Cobbler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-18th-century-cooking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-18th-century-cooking-ii Date: July 14, 2014

It's time for dessert! Learn how to make fruit cobbler, 18th century style! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Deb Woodbridge and Carolyn Krams.

** Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 14, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Rochdale Park (JHS 72) (in Rochdale Park)

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6742, -73.775 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536017ada5072.jpeg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 14, 2014

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5360172e8c5e0.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:52 EDT