NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:50:23 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[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 17, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children

Suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Bari Koral]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/mad-sq-kids-bari-koral http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/mad-sq-kids-bari-koral Date: July 17, 2014

Bari Koral is a beloved family recording artist and educator in New York City. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring lots of music, movement, and even some kids yoga have gained her thousands of young (and not so young!) fans.

She’s a very popular choice on Sirius/XM Kids, and her songs are widely played in classrooms, play spaces and kids yoga studios.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53612cc7be6ad.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mister G's Bilingual Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-kids-presents-mister-gs-bilingual-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-kids-presents-mister-gs-bilingual-music Date: July 17, 2014

Called a “kid-friendly, bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, Mister G is a leading figure in the children’s music world. His fifth album, a literacy-themed CD entitled The Bossy E, was released in June. ABC Fiesta, his 2013 CD, is on the Latin Grammy nominating ballot for Best Children’s Album of the year, and his 2012 bilingual release, Chocolalala won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Mister G performs at theaters, festivals and museums around the US and Latin America, and he was recently named him as one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.”. A former indie rocker, he toured internationally performing for grownups before earning a Master of Education and becoming a full-time family musician. Mister G’s albums have been named best of the year by People, Parents, Education.com, and The Washington Post. You can listen to Mister G’s music and watch his videos at: www.mistergsongs.com

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Tremont Park

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X010A Tremont Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8452, -73.8952 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614be83d404.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Story Time with Olivia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-story-time-with-olivia-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-story-time-with-olivia-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long! Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 a.m., followed by fun activities, face painting, shows, and performances.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a32a92533.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 17, 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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-games Date: July 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/ecocrafts Date: July 17, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/conversational-english Date: July 17, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 17, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Hot Peas n' Butter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long! Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10:00 a.m., followed by fun activities, face painting, shows, and performances.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a3506a697.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 17, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 17, 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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 17, 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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 17, 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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Pippin, Chicago, Les Miserables, Atomic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 17, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Broadway shows that are participating include Pippin, Chicago, Les Misérables, and Atomic.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 17, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/learn-to-draw Date: July 17, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/adaptive-activities Date: July 17, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Paper Making Workshop by Nancy Benignus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/paper-making-workshop-by-nancy-benignus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/paper-making-workshop-by-nancy-benignus Date: July 17, 2014

Learn how to make handmade recycled paper. This event is appropriate from the ages 10 to adults.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: How Does Your Garden Grow?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/stories-in-the-garden-how-does-your-garden-grow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/stories-in-the-garden-how-does-your-garden-grow Date: July 17, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. As any gardener will tell you, what you sow is not always what you reap.

This week, listen to stories and sing songs about unexpected harvests, unintentional gardens and surprise garden visitors. Our books this week are How Groundhog’s Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry, Hare and the Big Green Lawn by Katharine Crawford Robey and Mossy by Jan Brett.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaaa00e44f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: July 17, 2014

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

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/garden-crew1 Date: July 17, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (Union Square Park)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-performance-by-peridance-contemporary-dance-company-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-performance-by-peridance-contemporary-dance-company-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment. Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square, beginning at 5 p.m. on the South Plaza of Union Square Park.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a3ecaadf9.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Creative Garden Design and Native Plant Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/greenthumb-workshop-creative-garden-design-and-native-plant-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/greenthumb-workshop-creative-garden-design-and-native-plant-giveaway Date: July 17, 2014

Have you ever wanted to do something different than the same old 4-by-8-foot wooden raised bed to create a new planting space?

Please join Edie Kean, Landscape Architect and GreenThumb Staff as we explore the basic elements and best practices of designing planting spaces for your garden. This will include a number of topics, from selecting the right space to adapting your design to the elements and working with found objects or inexpensive materials.

Attendees may be invited to participate in helping to enhance a new planting space at the host garden.

RSVP required.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Carolina Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/kayaking Date: July 17, 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: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 17, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/wheelchair-basketball Date: July 17, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Sharknado]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/syfy-movies-with-a-view-sharknado http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/syfy-movies-with-a-view-sharknado Date: July 17, 2014

In this film, regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo/Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid/Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies. [NR] Short: Phoebe’s Birthday Cheeseburger by Will Lennon

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 17, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95. Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event.

Thurs, July 17, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Fred Ones, Rhyme Factory's Youth Group (Hip-Hop), Feenix Flames (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, Aug 2, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Kid Koi, The Bronx Boys (dance), Rebel Diaz Arts Collective BX (Hip-Hop), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Hike and Educational with the Natural Areas Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/evening-hike-and-educational-with-nac http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/evening-hike-and-educational-with-nac Date: July 17, 2014

There will be an introduction to the Natural Areas Conservancy and details about Staten Island's natural areas. Participants will then be led on an evening hike through one of the center's nature trails. This walk will be accompanied by stations set up along the way with fun and educational activities to get everyone involved. Each station is planned to help transform everyone into an NAC field biologist for the day.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5ad1877015.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Caren Calder & West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/barefoot-dancing Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy learn-as-you-go traditional dances with live music from around the world and cool, clean grass for your toes at this wonderful series.

Tonight's instructor, Caren Calder, will be teaching West African dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/central-park-circuit Date: July 17, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 17, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/senior-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/senior-dance Date: July 17, 2014

Seniors around the community can participate in an evening of dancing, performances, socialization, refreshments and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobb Deep in assocation with Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-mobb-deep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-mobb-deep Date: July 17, 2014

One of the most prolific and original groups in hip hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry with twenty years of experience. The group has appeared on records that have sold over 40 million copies. Hailing from the Queensbridge neighborhood of NYC, the duo has been responsible for delivering some of the most popular and forever current anthems in rap music. Tracks like “Survival Of The Fittest" “Shook Ones Part II” and “Quiet Storm RMX” have remained significant and still move crowds from NY to Tokyo. Mobb Deep’s ability to perfectly describe their gritty surroundings and lifestyle always made them a first choice for music writers and critics across the board. Mobb Deep have graduated to the role of cult group; today, they are followed by a new wave of cutting edge music listeners, as well as their original core foundation of hip hop aficionados.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb82470a94.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Creative Writing 101 Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 17, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

Facilitated by Hasanthika Sirisena and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening "Growing Food on Staten Island" by Jay Weichun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/film-screening-growing-food-on-staten-island-by-jay-weichun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/film-screening-growing-food-on-staten-island-by-jay-weichun Date: July 17, 2014

The Conference House Association and New York City Parks-Conference House Park will be hosting a free screening of filmmaker Jay Weichun's documentary Growing Food on Staten Island. A thoughtful look into the wisdom and knowledge of food production on Staten Island by a diverse group of gardeners, sharing and growing through the decades.

A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow immediately after the screening.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bee0b4ce13a.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: July 17, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-sounds1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-sounds1 Date: July 17, 2014

Join Solomon Hicks guitarist for a smooth evening of Blues music.

Summer Sounds is presented by NYC Parks and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Blondes Have More Fun: A Rod Stewart Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy a musical tribute capturing four decades of Rod Stewart hits, featuring Rick Larrimore.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Forever Ray]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 17, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Forever Ray", a tribute to Ray Charles.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 17, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeger Fest Opening Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/seeger-fests-opening-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/seeger-fests-opening-night Date: July 17, 2014

In the past year the world lost both folk legend Pete Seeger and his wife of seventy years, Toshi. The Hudson River Park is proud to present the opening night of Seeger Fest, a FREE five-day event honoring the lives and legacies of Pete and Toshi Seeger through music, film and community events.

The opening night will be a screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song that follows Mr. Seeger’s life as a musician and activist. The film includes interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie and many others. Before the screening there will be a short concert featuring The Chapin Sisters with special guests Adira & Alana Amram, Aurora Barnes and Kristen Graves, skilled singer-songwriters who bring their own style and voice to the stage. They frequently collaborate with their father Tom Chapin and are inspired by their late uncle Harry Chapin who, like Pete, used music as a tool for social change.

After the music and before the screening, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, Pete Seeger’s grandson and associate producer of Pete Seeger: The Power of Song will briefly talk about the film and answer a few questions from the audience.

Please go to www.SeegerFest.org to learn about the additional Seeger Fest events which include a July 20th concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and a July 21st concert at SummerStage in Central Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b2ca4464547.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Heavyweights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-movie-series-heavyweights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-movie-series-heavyweights Date: July 17, 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 Heavyweights, overweight kids are lured into joining a posh camp that promises quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland nightmare run by a loony ex-fitness instructor. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f56141aec6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 17, 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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night Along the River: "Over the Hedge"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/movie-nights-along-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/movie-nights-along-the-river Date: July 17, 2014

Come enjoy a family movie under the star's "Over the Hedge."

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Starlight Park Ballfield (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:30 pm 40.8349, -73.8817 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9e360cc9f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Zedd]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-zedd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-zedd Date: July 18, 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 Zedd 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 18, 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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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/english-reading-for-adults Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sit-aerobics Date: July 18, 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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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Janice Marie Robinson's Melodic Magic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic Date: July 18, 2014

SummerStage Kids offers unique, interactive events for the entire family, throughout the summer in park locations citywide.
With dance performances, storytelling, acrobats, spoken word and music, SummerStage Kids exposes New York City youth to the world of arts and culture through a vast and diverse collection of engaging entertainment unparalleled by any other festival of its kind in NYC. Artists from around the corner and around the globe offer exciting FREE performances June through August every summer.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e40b0a3dca.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536112714b4ed.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-games Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/tai-chi1 Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 18, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/house-tours Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/adaptive-activities Date: July 18, 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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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing Along with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sing-along-with-patrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sing-along-with-patrick Date: July 18, 2014

Join Patrick Raftery for a fun-filled, family-friendly summer sing along.

Enjoy plenty of fun in the forest as we sing about animals and great ways to experience the outdoors. Afterwards, join us for an optional [and weather-permitting] cool down through the lawn sprinklers.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/seasonal-crafts Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-sports-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-sports-clinic Date: July 18, 2014

Children ages 5-14 are invited to enjoy an afternoon of basketball, volleyball and soccer!

Sponsored by Assembly Member Francisco Mayo.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-334-5208

Location: Frank D O'connor Park (in Frank D. O'Connor Playground)

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Q098 Frank D. O'Connor Playground 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7442, -73.8866 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 18, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/fitness-bootcamp Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 18, 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 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: July 18, 2014

Dances for a Variable Population, multigenerational dance, our season’s spotlight company, presents workshops open to all on May 16, July 18, and August 15th.

On June 20th DVP presents Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests, for two performances at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Seniors especially welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/family-camping Date: July 18, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Harambee Dance Company / Master Class: Harambee Dance Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-harambee-dance-company-masterclass-harambee-dance-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-harambee-dance-company-masterclass-harambee-dance-company Date: July 18, 2014

In Swahili Harambee means "let us pull together." Harambee Dance Company pulls together the essence of African and African-American dance and music presenting it from an innovative and exciting new contemporary perspective. Artistic Director and resident choreographer Sandella Malloy has developed a high-energy repertoire that pulls together African-based movement, modern dance forms, live percussion and original music, and vibrant costumes into captivating performances reflecting the majesty of the African Diaspora. In 1992 husband and wife team Sandella and Frank Malloy founded Harambee Dance Company in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston was one of the largest ports of entry for African slaves and remains the heart of the Gullah traditional, which is a blend of African and western cultures. The couple relocated to New York City in 1996, where the 25-member company continues to ignite audiences around the world locally and around the world.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Harambee Dance Company
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8635d2299.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: July 18, 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

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Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare at Sunset: Taming Of The Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/shakespear-at-sunset-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/shakespear-at-sunset-taming-of-the-shrew Date: July 18, 2014

See a free performance of Taming of the Shrew by the Dumbo based Random Access Theatre.

Part of the Shakespeare at Sunset series.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kickstarter Film Fest 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/kickstarter-film-fest-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/kickstarter-film-fest-2014 Date: July 18, 2014

Featuring selections from Kickstarter's favorite films, shorts, webseries, animations, documentaries and more — all funded on Kickstarter. Join us in Brooklyn for a night of great films, amazing food, and special musical performances.

Movies that will be featured include Obvious Child, Night of the Living Deb, Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt, and Little Feet. Musical performances by Asphalt Orchestra and Kaki King. Food will also be sold by vendors who have raised funds on Kickstarter, including Butter & Scratch, La Sonrisa, and SCRATCHbread.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

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Location: Myrtle Avenue Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.6925, -73.9755 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 18, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green - "Grand Illusion" by Jean Renoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green-the-moustache-by-emmanuel-carrre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green-the-moustache-by-emmanuel-carrre Date: July 18, 2014

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks & Recreation present the 7th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring classic and contemporary French films. This year theme: “Masculin / Masculin”.

Please note: Rain date is July 19.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f56eaad225.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Xanadu Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-at-lakeside-xanadu-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-at-lakeside-xanadu-skate-party Date: July 18, 2014

For her next Skate Party theme, Lola Star has chosen her Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside in Prospect Park to embody the incredible power of Xanadu! There is no other movie that embodies the magic and dreamlike fabulosity of a mythical roller disco quite like cinematic masterpiece.

Now, Lola Star is inviting you to "a place where no one dared to go"... well, except Olivia-Newton John, Gene Kelly and a slew of amazing dancers from the 1980's. Now it's your chance to venture off into the spectacular fantasy world! It's time to feather your hair out, wear as many sequins as possible, listen to every Electric Light Orchestra song available, and come out where a million lights will be dancing eternally.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

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Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:24 EDT