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, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:02 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[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 7, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Luke Bryan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan Date: August 8, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Luke Bryan perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 8, 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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<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![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/2014/08/08/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/2014/08/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 8, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 8, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 8, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 8, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/sit-aerobics Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

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

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 8, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes will be held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the Dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the Dendrology walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d7d75c66372.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 8, 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: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361170310cc7.jpeg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Music with a Message]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-presents-music-with-a-message http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-presents-music-with-a-message Date: August 8, 2014

Renaissance Youth Center is proud to present the dynamic and talented, Bronx-based Music With A Message (MWAM) Band! MWAM captivates audiences of all ages delivering powerful messages through soulful renditions of classic songs and innovative original compositions that emphasize issues such as gun violence, asthma (“Asthma Can’t Win”), homelessness (“We Need You”), and more lighthearted songs like “Pull Your Pants Up”. Ranging in ages from 6-21, this twenty-five member group is currently hard at work, preparing for their annual Summer Tour, where they are scheduled to perform 50-60 shows between June and early September. With performances at local parks and centers as well as larger events at Six Flags, Hershey Park, and Orchard Beach under their belt, the MWAM Band are conscious-minded youth, with raw talent, which they use to inspire positive changes within their communities.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e488eab398.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-games Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/water-festival Date: August 8, 2014

Join us for a fun-filled kids day! There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B. 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-fitness Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/tai-chi1 Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 8, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/house-tours Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adaptive-activities Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/seasonal-crafts Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladybugs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/ladybugs Date: August 8, 2014

Learn how to identify ladybugs and become part of a citizen science program, the Lost Ladybug project, to help Cornell University scientists track ladybugs. Bring your digital camera. After a short walk around the nature center in search of ladybugs, we will make a ladybug note holder to remind us of the beauty and significance of ladybugs. Suitable for children age 8 and up.

This free program is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoons series. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 8, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/family-camping Date: August 8, 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, July 29th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 40.7281, -73.7727 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 8, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater / Master Class: Germaul Barnes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes Date: August 8, 2014

Spectrum Dance Theater was founded by Seattle dancers in 1982 to make dance more accessible to diverse communities. Under Donald Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, Spectrum has transformed into a company of regional and national significance, igniting audiences through Byrd’s ambitious artistic agenda, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. The dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater are a small, select group of unique dance artists from around the globe, individually chosen and trained in Mr. Byrd’s singular approach to dance/theater - physically demanding and emotionally charged. The company has produced thrilling and challenging works in contemporary dance to critical acclaim. Donald Byrd achieved international visibility for the creation of his Harlem Nutcracker and for his Tony-nominated choreography for the Broadway smash, The Color Purple. No less ambitious in the 21st century, Byrd leads the company through programming themes that give audiences insight into his far-ranging artistic ambition.

For nine years Germaul Barnes was principle dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where he received the 2003 New York Dance and Performance Award-The Bessie. Germaul Barnes is artistic director and founder of Viewsic Expressions Dance, a New York based dance organization that presents multi-media dance performances and educational residencies around the world. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Barnes was educated at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The recipient of many grants and awards, Mr. Barnes has extensive foreign experience as dancer, teacher, choreographer and anthropologist. Join Germaul Barnes in discovering the richness of CONTEMPORARY GROOVE and embody it's instinctual rhythms and organic flow.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Germaul Barnes
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8f4598eab.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Army National Guard Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band Date: August 8, 2014

The 42nd Infantry Division Band is comprised of soldiers from all over NY State (several are from Staten Island) that are committed to serving our country and local communities. As members of the New York Army National Guard, the unit was most recently activated to support Hurricane Sandy Recovery Operations on Staten Island, in Rockland County, and at Floyd Bennett field. Come out and enjoy our Army National Guard Band. We want to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

Bring a blanket or chair, sit on the grass and enjoy the great music being played.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 8, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 8, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-film-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-film-series-despicable-me-2 Date: August 8, 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 Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f628802870.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu Date: August 8, 2014

The Washington Square Music Festival partners with the International Double Reed Society and New York University to present Sunset in the Park, a free concert in Washington Square. A highlight of IDRS’s annual conference attracting professional players from all over the world, the concert will showcase conference soloists performing music ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct The Village Orchestra. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

Rainspace: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Sixth Avenue

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Ziggy Stardust Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party Date: August 8, 2014

It came from outer space! The idea for this party that is.

Lola Star is nabbing from the stars for the inspiration of her next roller disco! David Bowie might've given us the iconic character of Ziggy Stardust, but Lola is cracking that martian space-pod up a little bit more and releasing visions of an intergalactic dream-scape.

Get yourself the best Barbarella look possible, or borrow your friend's Storm Trooper costume. It's time to invoke your inner alien and put them on skates! Lola Star's Roller Disco will transport you to a party in the stars where you can be the intergalactic star creature you were born to be. Let's blast off!

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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 8, 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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-streets Date: August 9, 2014

On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. The route runs from Brooklyn Bridge, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, to Central Park at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. View the Summer Streets map route

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Passersby are weclome to participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25' climbing wall, soar through the sky on a 160' zipline and explore a 179 years voice tunnel. View Summer Streets' schedule of activities

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbe1f13e728.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 9, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bird-walk Date: August 9, 2014

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

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!

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rockaway-walks Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 9, 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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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![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/2014/08/09/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/2014/08/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 9, 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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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/esl-class Date: August 9, 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 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/parent-me-yoga Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 9, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-exploration-with-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/nature-exploration-with-mike-feller Date: August 9, 2014

Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds. Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for an exploration of the flora and fauna along the Highbridge Park sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 40.8612, -73.9247 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 9, 2014

Please join us at the largest multi-cultural festival in New York on August 9 and August 10!

This much anticipated world-class, multi-cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court. Please visit the related link below for they day's schedule.

Rain or shine.

Please note: Parking is limited. Special buses will operate between the Shea Stadium subway station and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park festival site from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A MetroCard is required to transfer between the park and the subway station.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0f70b0a730.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-moves Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 9, 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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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/kayaking Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/green-team Date: August 9, 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.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 9, 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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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 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 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/upper-river-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/upper-river-run Date: August 9, 2014

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Please note, advanced registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: August 9, 2014

Paint the colors of summer into a garden, without brushes.

Combine mists of watercolor with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to make a blooming vision.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc01603bcfe.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Botanical Illustration and Observation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-workshop-botanical-illustration-and-observation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/art-workshop-botanical-illustration-and-observation Date: August 9, 2014

Observe and document the intricate details and forms of plants and flowers found in the gardens, with artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Practice techniques of botanical illustration using pen and pencil. Bring your journal from the Create Your Own Book Journal workshop on July 26 or use paper provided by the instructor.

Registration required. Space is limited. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc12ac27c6f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: August 9, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[B'rook'lyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 9, 2014

Learn to play, hone your skills, or challenge the Master at this exciting chess event!

Activities for all skill levels will be offered. Attend beginner or intermediate clinics to learn the game and sharpen your skills. Participate in checkmate lessons, test your skills with pickup games, and more! Participants can also sign up to challenge Chess Master Giorgi Kacheishvili.

Please RSVP for one or more activities, whatever you're interested in! Online registration is available at: bkchessfestival.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6705, -73.962 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 9, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d67169e57c9.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft & Gift Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/craft-gift-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/craft-gift-fair Date: August 9, 2014

A variety of vendors will be lined up along the boardwalk selling arts, crafts and gifts in this first annual Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Super Craft and Gift Fair.

For more information go to www.LongIslandStreetFairs.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 442-6000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Outdoor Fitness Tips and Routines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-tips-and-routines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-tips-and-routines Date: August 9, 2014

Come out and get fit! Join Logan Shaw of L-Shaw Fitness as he provides free tips and workout routines on the Midland Beach Promenade Lawn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6fbc4bf47.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-games Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Symmetry in Motion (Watercolors)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors Date: August 9, 2014

From the graceful beauty of a butterfly’s wings to the aerodynamically designed bodies of a dragonfly, formal balance is found throughout the insect world. Discover the wonder of some of the Greenbelt’s smallest but most colorful seasonal inhabitants and their surroundings as we capture their likeness in watercolors. Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed! Class size is limited, and prepaid 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Through the Lens Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/through-the-lens-part-2-rain-date-august-10th http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/through-the-lens-part-2-rain-date-august-10th Date: August 9, 2014

Join local award-winning nature photographer Jarred Sutton as he teaches how he photographed all his subjects in "After Hurricane Sandy: A Look at Conserving Our Seashores & Marshes" a Staten Island Arts Grant-funded program. Jarred will teach all the techniques on how he took all his photographs from his trips along the northeast shoreline. A slideshow presentation will be shown, followed by a short photo hike providing an opportunity to put what you've learned into practice! For more information, visit http://www.jarredsutton.com Free program.

Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Rain date August 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/basic-canoeing Date: August 9, 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.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Believe in Bikram]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-believe-in-bikram http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-believe-in-bikram Date: August 9, 2014

Join Bikram Yoga Staten Island and Believe Fitness on the Concert Lawn as they team together for an uplifing summer workout session. Come out and enjoy free tutorials from fitness industry experts on nutritional guidance, meal planning, and weight management.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c9892fd7810.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house Date: August 9, 2014

This open house event for the Urban Farm will include a free informal tour and a chance to chat with our Urban Farm experts. The Urban Farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables and consists of two greenhouses, four rice paddies and more. Come on by to see what's growing at the Urban Farm and have a "meet and greet" with our flock of chickens!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7841, -73.9256 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:20:04 EDT