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, 26 Nov 2014 10:19:35 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[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 830-0498

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/sit-aerobics Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-games Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with the Shivering Timbers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-the-shivering-timbers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-the-shivering-timbers Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/adaptive-activities Date: August 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 29, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/seasonal-crafts Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 29, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/teen-rock-your-seat Date: August 29, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 19th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rockaway-walks Date: August 30, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bird-walk Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[The Street Trees of New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-street-trees-of-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-street-trees-of-new-york-city Date: August 30, 2014

Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Take this opportunity to learn about the rich culture and diversity of plants that is seen on the city streets we walk through every day!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7c1ac6574.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[McKinley's Children's Garden Workshops: Building Vegetable Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/mckinleys-childrens-garden-workshops-building-vegetable-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/mckinleys-childrens-garden-workshops-building-vegetable-beds Date: August 30, 2014

Have you wanted to learn how to build raised beds? We will have a Just Food trainer and experienced builder show how to repair and build raised beds made from wood and other materials. This will be a hands on workshop, with the building and repair taking place on site. The beds will be used for flowers, vegetables and more and will be filled with soil for planting. Participants will be able to leave with garden materials for their use. Trainer will briefly cover Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines and some site specific inquires (time allowing). All ages welcome!

* In case of rain these workshops will take place on 8/31/14

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 915-5687

Location: McKinley's Childrens Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6576, -73.8294 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 30, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 30, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 30, 2014

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc0e1babf05.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 30, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation1 Date: August 30, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-moves Date: August 30, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/green-team Date: August 30, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week! The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

For more information and to rsvp, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/learn-to-ride Date: August 30, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/kayaking Date: August 30, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Harlem Green: 9th Annual Tour of Harlem Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/harlem-green-9th-annual-tour-of-harlem-community-gardens-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/harlem-green-9th-annual-tour-of-harlem-community-gardens-free Date: August 30, 2014

Harlem's community gardeners invite you to share the miracles of grassroots development. Starting at 10 am with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden on 122nd Street, and ending at 5 pm with a traditional Harlem Barbecue at the William A. Harris Garden, 153rd Street and St, Nicholas Avenue, the tour will take in over fifteen of Harlem's green gems. Visitors will see lush oases with verdant flora and fauna, rainwater harvesting systems, solar pond aeration and lighting, vertical gardening, bee hives, gazebos, established fruit trees, abundant herbs, vegetables, extensive composting systems, and more.

Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk the tour. However, thanks to the NYC Parks Department, a bus will transport folks who cannot walk or use alternative transportation. Sponsors for the event include GreenThumb and NYC Parks, Harlem Gardens*, The William A. Harris Garden, NYCCGC (the NYC Community Garden Coalition), Project Harmony, Inc.

*Gardens included in the Tour as of this date (bus will not stop at all) are:

The J.D. Wilson Garden, Our Little Green Acres, 5 Star Garden, Carrie McCracken/TRUCE garden, The New 123rd Street Community Garden, Clayton Williams Garden, the PCB William B. Harris Garden, Unity Garden-Park Association, The New 127th Street Miracle garden, The St. Luke's Community Garden, Success Garden/Harlem Grown, The Morris Jumel Community Garden, the Convent Avenue Garden, The William A Harris Garden

** rain date: August 31st

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 662-2878

Location: Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8077, -73.9506 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Richmond County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/richmond-county-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/richmond-county-fair1 Date: August 30, 2014

It's the kind of fun everyone feels good about.

Come enjoy amusement rides, over 100 specialty vendors, carnival and fair food, pony rides and fun merchandise.

If you would like to enter the photography contest, baby picture contest, baking contest, flower and vegetable contest, or handicraft exhibit, please visit the website below.

The Fair raises funds to support the educational programs at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/esl-class Date: August 30, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-games Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 30, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Squeaky Clean Cowboy Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/staten-island-beach-fest-squeaky-clean-cowboy-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/staten-island-beach-fest-squeaky-clean-cowboy-concert Date: August 30, 2014

Guitarist and singer, Glenn Manion, will be playing soft Rock & Roll at the Midland Beach Concert Lawn. Come get your Saturday jump started - bring a lunch picnic to enjoy by the beach with family and/or friends!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce71e3827bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: August 30, 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. Participants must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 20th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rock-your-seat Date: August 30, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/community-paddle Date: August 30, 2014

Enjoy short canoe trips, for beginners and families, along the Bronx River.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/house-tours Date: August 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 30, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go Date: August 30, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/rangers-choice-archery Date: August 30, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind the scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus. develop patience and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 20th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[McKinley's Children's Garden Workshops: Seed Saving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/mckinleys-childrens-garden-workshops-seed-saving-and-building-vegetable-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/mckinleys-childrens-garden-workshops-seed-saving-and-building-vegetable-beds Date: August 30, 2014

Gardeners will showcase different ways of saving seeds, bulbs and more for reuse and packaging for future growing seasons. This will be a hands on workshop, with demonstrations taken place with the flowers, fruits and vegetables on site. Special note will be made on the structure of seeds and explanation of hybrids. All ages welcome!

In case of rain these workshops will take place on 8/31/14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 915-5687

Location: McKinley's Childrens Garden

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6576, -73.8294 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-staycation2 Date: August 30, 2014

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! We would like to invite individuals and families to join us at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's fun for everyone, children (ages 8 and up), and adults. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Registration begins 1/2 hr prior to each session. First come, first served. Valid photo ID required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/eating-america Date: August 30, 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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 30, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/omars-summer-blastoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/omars-summer-blastoff Date: August 30, 2014

End your summer right!

A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and 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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 30, 2014

Summer on the Hudson and Musical Directions bring you Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages.

This public cultural fete features reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

August 30th is The Last Dance. Dj's include Herbert Holler, Les Carbonell, and Kevin Hedge of RootsNYC. Also featuring local artisans and a performance by Shyvonne.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 30, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 30, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 30, 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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/si-phil-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/si-phil-concert Date: August 30, 2014

Join the Staten Island Philharmonic and the Alice Austen House on Labor Day Weekend for a free concert on the lawn featuring a wind ensemble and chorus.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 30, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/eating-america1 Date: August 30, 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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: August 30, 2014

Hot Hula Fitness provides a total body workout in 60 minutes as it isolates larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing Date: August 30, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues!

Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-30 2014-08-30 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST