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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:58:53 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[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: August 14, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 14, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: August 14, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 14, 2014

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

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-po-reinaldo-salgado-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-po-reinaldo-salgado-playground Date: August 14, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground

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B224 P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.688, -73.9257 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 14, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: August 14, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky fables]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e47be4da47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mama Akanke's Funky Folklore & More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more Date: August 14, 2014

Mama Akanke’ began her storytelling career while still a student at Howard University over 35 years ago. Challenged by her theatre professor to research and implement alternate forms of entertainment, she explored the world of storytelling and folklore through the lenses of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham and became so inspired, developed and performed a one woman interactive participatory storytelling show for the D.C. Public Schools. Mama Akanke’ became a founding member of the Nubian Folklore Company; Sister Griots and Urban Griots. She has performed for audiences around the world for over 30 years as both a storyteller and actress to great acclaim. Well known for her imaginative interpretations of characters, her energy, her focus on literacy, magnetism and rapport with her audiences, Mama Akanke believes that every individual has the capacity to reach into their imaginations to understand other cultures and people in the world by actively engaging in their history and traditions. It is her hope that through her stories, songs and dances, the rich culture and beauty of people from the African Diaspora will be celebrated and passed on for generations to come. Mama Akanke’ has been featured as both a performer and director at venues throughout the world including: the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; Howard University; Morgan State University; Syracuse University; Cornell University; The Apollo Theatre; The National Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Theatre Festival; The University of Connecticut; The St. Gallen Theatre in Switzerland; The European Premier of the musicals “Raisin and The Sound of Soul” and a myriad of other venues. Mama Akanke’ incorporates her skills as a drama therapist, arts educator and interfaith minister to transform her audiences as she weaves funky folklore and more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e542c411a7.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Teatro SEA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-teatro-sea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-teatro-sea Date: August 14, 2014

Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. SEA has created and produced a combination of educational theatre productions and art workshops/programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e47780b0a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 14, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/conversational-english Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/ecocrafts Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-games Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Kids in Motion Festival at East River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/kids-in-motion-festival-at-east-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/kids-in-motion-festival-at-east-river-park Date: August 14, 2014

Join us for a day of free and fun activities at East River Park. There will be sports, fitness competitions, an obstacle course, games, arts & crafts, and much more! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Houston Street and the FDR Drive (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7185, -73.9742 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc057aee2d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 14, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 14, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Matilda, On the Town, Mamma Mia!, MOTOWN the Musical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 14, 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 songs come from Matilda, On The Town, Mamma Mia!, and MOTOWN The Musical.

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 14, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)
There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.
Pre-registration is required online at www.bryantpark.org/calendar.
On-site registration will open at 12:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20 p.m.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Bears and Berries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/stories-in-the-garden-bears-and-berries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/stories-in-the-garden-bears-and-berries Date: August 14, 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. This week we’ll be “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” to discover brown bears, berry-loving bears, and maybe even some teddy bears on a picnic. Feel free to bring your own teddy bear for song and “beary” good books.

Our books this week are The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Eric Carl and Bill Martin Jr.; and Blueberries for Sal by Robert Mccloskey. 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc208c1c687.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/adaptive-activities Date: August 14, 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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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/rock-your-seat Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 14, 2014

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

Afternoon Classes, 3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m.:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-crew1 Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/kayaking Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Build a Garden Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-garden-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-garden-birdhouse Date: August 14, 2014

Want to bring more winged wildlife into your garden? A great way to attract birds is to put up a birdhouse. In this workshop you will learn how to assemble your very own birdhouse. We will also cover some best practices for making your garden more bird-friendly and providing a habitat for particular species.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: College Avenue Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.838, -73.9099 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn Date: August 14, 2014

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. We have workshops suitable for all levels of experience. These workshops are free, so come on by to learn more, hold a chicken for the first time, and enjoy this unique green space in the heart of Brooklyn.

Dates & Times
Every 2nd Thursday, July - October
5:30 – Garden gates open
6:00 – Workshop begins
7:00-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

July 10 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 14 – Advanced: Health Inspections and Solutions
September 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 9** – Preparing Your Coop for Winter

**Please note that the October workshop will start earlier due to the earlier sunset time. Schedule is:
5:00 – Garden gates open
5:30 – Workshop begins
6:15-6:30 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in the Bronx, at Paradise on Earth ( 1106 Fox Street, Bronx, NY) on July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac5261bf2af.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[RecYouth End of Summer Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/recyouth-end-of-summer-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/recyouth-end-of-summer-screening Date: August 14, 2014

If you're interested in enrolling your teen in RecYouth, don't miss the Summer Screening. RecYouth is a free program that teaches teens ages 14 to 17 video and audio production, photography, and graphic design. Participants learn to use digital tools and professional software to create and edit footage, recordings and photos.

In the screening, past participants will be exhibiting their work, and you'll have the opportunity to join. All are welcome. For more information about the program or the screening, please visit the RecYouth homepage.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29cdbd948b.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Howl! Arts Presents: Midnight Cowboy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/howl-arts-presents-midnight-cowboy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/howl-arts-presents-midnight-cowboy Date: August 14, 2014

Joe Buck, a young Texan, goes to New York to be a hustler, and finds friendship in the unlikely Enrico Rizzo, a crippled con-man.

The one and only X-rated movie to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and one of only two to be nominated (the other was Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"). (1968) 1h 53m. 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:

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/wheelchair-basketball Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sunset Concert Series: R&B and '80s Covers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sunset-concert-series-rb-and-80s-covers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sunset-concert-series-rb-and-80s-covers Date: August 14, 2014

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Council Members Ignizio, Matteo and Rose are pleased to present a summer concert series in Staten Island's neighborhood parks.

Tonight's perfomances feature The Silas Knight Project and Rock Farm.

Parks will be open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd623b1a30.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/syfy-movies-with-a-view-ghost-dog-the-way-of-the-samurai http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/syfy-movies-with-a-view-ghost-dog-the-way-of-the-samurai Date: August 14, 2014

Hip hop, samurai culture, and Italian gangsters come together in this oddly quiet action movie by independent spirit Jim Jarmusch. Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a reclusive hitman who lives by a strict samurai code. When his mafia employers turn against him, Ghost Dog must go to war against an gang of old-school Italians that simply do not understand his ways.

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/central-park-circuit Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 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[Creatures of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/creatures-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/creatures-of-the-night Date: August 14, 2014

Explore Prospect Park after dark with expert naturalist Paul Keim. Share wine and cheese with Paul as he speaks about the ecological role that bats and nocturnal insects play in our environment, followed by a walking tour to spot, and identify the park's various species of resident bats in flight. Adults 21 and over only.

$25 per person, cash only. Reservations required. Call (718) 287-3400 x303 or email eschwartz@prospectpark.org to research.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cd46093c855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Kelsey Warren and Rebecca Jordan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-grooves-kelsey-warren-and-rebecca-jordan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-grooves-kelsey-warren-and-rebecca-jordan Date: August 14, 2014

Enjoy live music from local musicians. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the concert. At 7:00 p.m. pop rock artist Kelsey Warren will perform, at 8:30 p.m. New York singer-songwriter Rebecca Jordan will perform.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cfff0804c7c.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sounds-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sounds-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 14, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Presented by NYC Parks & the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Byron Cage in association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-presents-byron-cage-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-presents-byron-cage-in-association-with-wlib Date: August 14, 2014

“If people really want to know me, then listen to my music - my words especially,” says Byron Cage, one of the biggest names in urban praise and worship music. “If you want to know what my beliefs are, I always put that in my music.” The man who became known for his Top Ten worship anthems like “The Presence of the Lord” and “I Will Bless the Lord” is pouring his heart out in his new and ninth CD, “Memoirs of a Worshiper.” Cage’s evolved perspective on the power of praise dates back to his youth. Born in Grand Rapids, MI - the second of three children - he was friendly with the DeBarge R&B singing family and his uncle Bishop James Abney taught him choir conducting at an early age. After a path that has had its share of twists and turns, Cage feels he’s where God meant for him to be.

Start time: 7:00 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53517cdc7ef69.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bach in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bach-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bach-in-the-garden Date: August 14, 2014

The ensemble Basis presents an evening serenade of Johann Sebastian Bach's dazzling chamber music in Bartow-Pell’s beautiful formal garden.

Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets, accompanied by Bach works for flute, violin, and bassoon.

Registration requested.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk: Glenna Gordon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/artist-talk-glenna-gordon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/artist-talk-glenna-gordon Date: August 14, 2014

"Photography is my means of discovering the world is infinitely more interesting than I ever could have imagined. It is a tool to tell specific stories about specific places and of learning that heroes are flawed and enemies are human." - Glenna Gordon

Held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Invisible Migrations, documentary photographer Glenna Gordon will discuss her recent work on issues of migration and forced displacement in Africa. RSVP to info@aliceausten.org or call (718) 816-4506 x10.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In The Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: August 14, 2014

In this fantastical action-adventure story that combines tragedy, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare examines a central issue of his time and ours: faith. Bring a blanket or chair.

Children's program at 7:30 p.m., 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents The Regulars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 14, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "The Regulars". Rock & Roll

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a617429675.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The New York Neo-Futurists Present Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind Date: August 14, 2014

The New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/director/performers who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic signature show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Once called "The Snapchat of Theater", with its ever-changing "menu" of plays, TML is a race against the clock to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes in an order determined by the audience! All our plays are presented from a perspective of absolute honesty, do not ask the audience to "suspend their disbelief", and often include audience interactions. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developed out of a format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the Neo-Futurists put down roots in NYC in the mid 90’s and have been growing strong ever since. After a grand re-birth in the city in 2004, NYNF has created over 3300 new plays for Too Much Light, as well as many longer form works, and continues to present award-winning, topical and vital work every weekend at the Kraine Theater and around the New York independent theater community. Sometimes true life really is stranger than fiction...

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d904ff0c50.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: August 14, 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 Coraline 3D, an adventurous girl discovers a door to a seemingly perfect world in her new house, but she soon discovers this world has sinister secrets. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Macarthur Park (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5868, -74.1003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f64d6c53db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Florida Georgia Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line Date: August 15, 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 Florida Georgia Line 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 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/2014/08/15/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/2014/08/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 15, 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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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 15, 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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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 15, 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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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 15, 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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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 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/2014/08/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/sit-aerobics Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Brownsville Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-sports-experience-brownsville-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-sports-experience-brownsville-recreation-center Date: August 15, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d7d7a1af5f4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 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/2014/08/15/new-roots-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/new-roots-community-workday Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/puppets-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/puppets-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2014

Come enjoy this adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood.

Please bring a low chair or blanket for your comfort.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-presents-mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-presents-mr-chris-musical-experience Date: August 15, 2014

Chris Daniels, also known by many children and families as 'Mr. Chris' is the energetic and entertaining host of 'Mr. Chris Musical Experience'. His Musical Experience is a high energy and engaging blend of hip hop music, storytelling, team building games and dance...All with a focus on learning through entertainment. We call it 'Edutainment'.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614ffd82012.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 15, 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: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611aa08b681.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:07 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 15, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adaptive-fitness Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Back to School Tie Dye and Face Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-friday Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Frederick Johnson Park (in Frederick Johnson Playground)

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M159 Frederick Johnson Playground 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8248, -73.9355 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-games Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/tai-chi1 Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 15, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 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/2014/08/15/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/craftsmen-days Date: August 15, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. Take a tour of King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adaptive-activities Date: August 15, 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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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/house-tours Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 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[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 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/2014/08/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/seasonal-crafts Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Noah's ARC Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance Date: August 15, 2014

Start off your weekend (a little early) with this group of family and old friends from Long Island's south shore. Noahs ARC will bring the positive vibes. Bring your dancing shoes!

Noah's ARC bring their signature mix of Reggae, Rock Steady, cyfSka, and Dub to Washington Square Park. Enjoy tow sets of original music and classic tunes by artists like: Delroy Wilson, Culture, and Bob Marley.

Start off your weekend (a little early) with this group of family and old friends from Long Island's south shore. Noahs ARC will bring the positive vibes. Bring your dancing shoes!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc3a477dedd.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 15, 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST