NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:58:19 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-games Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Joanie Leeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park Date: July 31, 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

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4767b369.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:51 EST
<![CDATA[Sports Festival 2014 at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/sports-festival-2014-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/sports-festival-2014-at-morningside-park Date: July 31, 2014

Join us for a day full of fun and sports! Activities will include rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, softball, lacrosse, yukiball, Zumba and other great activities! All ages are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Manhattan Avenue & West 112th Street (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.802, -73.96 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: July 31, 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 31, 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 31, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs. Today's lineup includes selections from Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:51 EST
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Creepy Crawlies And Wiggly Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms Date: July 31, 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. What can you find under a rock? Who wriggles and crawls through Wave Hill’s gardens? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest inhabitants. Our books this week are The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, The Snail’s Spell by Joanne Ryder and Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baac5139e58.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/adaptive-activities Date: July 31, 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[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rock-your-seat Date: July 31, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/garden-crew1 Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Zumba with Sifa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-zumba-with-sifa-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-zumba-with-sifa-union-square-park Date: July 31, 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.

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4a4e3d21.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/kayaking Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/wheelchair-basketball Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/syfy-movies-with-a-view-beetlejuice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/syfy-movies-with-a-view-beetlejuice Date: July 31, 2014

In this film, a young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) lead an idyllic country life until they accidentally drown and become trapped in their old house as ghosts. This ghost couple attempts to scare off a family of cosmopolitan New Yorkers that move into their home, eventually enlisting the help of an insane poltergeist, Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). A darkly funny vision of the afterlife that made director Tim Burton a household name.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache1 Date: July 31, 2014

When the Trojan War ends, Andromache becomes a slave who now has to protect her son from her husband's new wife.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8264, -73.9412 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab45958067a.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Yo Yo Yo Urban Yogis!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis Date: July 31, 2014

Join LIFE Camp Founder Erica Ford and ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern for a free outdoor yoga class co-taught with Juquille Johnston, Raheem Lewis, Jaytaun McMillan, and Makeesha Hill of the Urban Yogis. Class is followed by a live musical performance featuring sitar maestro Hidayat Khan, vocalist Amit Interdeo, tabla artist Avirodh Sharma, and traditional Indian dancer Jharna Rastogi.

This event is open to the public and will be held in the beautiful tree lined plaza next to the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center.

Please RSVP here to reserve a spot. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but we do have some available. For further information, contact: Sandi.Higgins@parks.nyc.gov or call the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center at: (212) 285-0300.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1d05992a88.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Despicable Me 2 at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/despicable-me-2 Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy an early movie with the younger crowd under the trees. Bring a blanket and a box dinner.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7332, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Howl! Arts Presents: The Harder They Come]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/howl-arts-presents-the-harder-they-come http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/howl-arts-presents-the-harder-they-come Date: July 31, 2014

The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican cult classic staring reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring young singer who leaves the country and is exploited and corrupted by city life in Kingston.

The film is most famous for its reggae soundtrack, which is said to have "brought reggae to the world." It features tracks by Toots and the Maytalls, Desmond Dekker and, of course, Jimmy Cliff. (1973) 2h. Rated R

Gates open at 6:00 p.m.; the film starts at sundown. Pack a picnic and bring friends!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Middle Eastern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/barefoot-dancing Date: July 31, 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, Nadia Moussa, will be teaching Middle Eastern 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/central-park-circuit Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:51 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix Date: July 31, 2014

Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

For the 11-piece Boogaloo Assassins the mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s-style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Afro-Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Known throughout the West for their high-energy live shows, Boogaloo Assassins' debut recording "Old Love Dies Hard" features their hit single "No No No", a salsa version of the blues/reggae classic, featured on Gilles Peterson's BBC-1, Los Angeles's leading public radio station KCRW, and many others. As of Spring 2014, Boogaloo Assassins have hit both the road and the recording studio with new rock'n'roll phenom Nick Waterhouse.

NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC, as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecefe6a1f7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 31, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required. This workshop will be facilitated by Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Growing Food on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/growing-food-on-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/growing-food-on-staten-island Date: July 31, 2014

Join us for a showing of Jay Weichun’s documentary exploring the borough’s vegetable gardens, as well as the people who grow them .

This documentary, filmed over several years, features a diverse and colorful array of plants and people who are part of this current chapter of the borough’s agricultural history. After the documentary, Jay will field questions from the audience.

This free program is part of the Arts in the Greenbelt series, sponsored by New York Community Trust.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band Date: July 31, 2014

This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents A Tribute to Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 31, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Motor City Revue".

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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Cunningham Park: Two Gentlemen From Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: July 31, 2014

Come see this free Shakespearean comedy in Cunningham Park, a slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and a dog. The play asks the question: Is all really fair in love?

Bring a blanket or chair.

Children's program at 7:30, show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: July 31, 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: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 31, 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: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Man of Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel Date: July 31, 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 Man of Steel, a young man with extraodinary powers must discover his own identity while saving the world from destruction. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5dfd8cc5d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Stuyvesant Park Films: Rear Window]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rear-window http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rear-window Date: July 31, 2014

Watch Hitchcock's classic thriller, Rear Window, under the stars and trees.

Sit on the lawn or benches and enjoy the show.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Enrique Iglesias]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias Date: August 1, 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 Enrique Iglesias 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 1, 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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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 1, 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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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 1, 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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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 1, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 1, 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: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/new-roots-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/new-roots-community-workday Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 1, 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: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115c5e57b2.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:07 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 1, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536119ae5dbd4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 1, 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-fitness Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/house-tours Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-activities Date: August 1, 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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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Six-Legged Wonders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders Date: August 1, 2014

Summer is a great time to discover some of the Greenbelt’s smallest residents.

From brilliant butterflies to chirping crickets, lots of insects can be found crawling and flying through the forest. First, we will learn what makes an insect and insect. Next, we will go outside on a short walk in search of insects. Finally, we will create our very own insect to take home.

Program is suitable for ages 4-8. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:11 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/first-friday-music-trolley Date: August 1, 2014

In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum presents Stephen Sylvester & the Anthem Reggae Band.

Enjoy the music, explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.

Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping Date: August 1, 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 22.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/teen-rock-your-seat Date: August 1, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 1, 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: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 1, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM

We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar: www.nyrp.org/calendar

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:23 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 1, 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: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 1, 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: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: August 1, 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 Spy Kids 3D Game Over, the Spy Kids' nemesis traps Carmen in a virtual reality game, and Juni must race to save both his sister and the world before time runs out! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5f0f9399f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Wipe Out Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party Date: August 1, 2014

Lola Star is daring you to bring on the waves at her Wipe Out Roller Disco.

You won't find sand in your pants after this beach party but you might need a Life guard to resuscitate you after all the fun you're going to have! Leave your sun tan lotion at home, this party has you covered.

Catch some rays from our disco lights and ride the waves on the roller rink floor. The Life Gaurd is not on duty so nab his uniform and all the other BayWatch babe's looks for your own use. We want to see your best Beach Party and Tiki Extravaganza outfit. Kowabunga!

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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8489087ecd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Films on the Green Presents 2 Autumns, 3 Winters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green Date: August 1, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the comedy 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, starring Vincent Macaigne, on August 1st in Transmitter Park!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf7e6bd1c7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 1, 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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbe1f13e728.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/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/2014/08/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 2, 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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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 2, 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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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT