NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:18:42 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[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 2, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6706e1a709.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Third Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 Date: August 2, 2014

Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program as they pull a seine net through the waters of the tidal basin at Inwood Hill Park, identifying and counting their catch for the annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count.

During this free family program, participants may volunteer to put on waterproof boots and help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (845) 256-3016

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Not Just Talk Summit - Radical Woman Creating Resilient Communities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/not-just-talk-radical-woman-creating-resilient-communities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/not-just-talk-radical-woman-creating-resilient-communities Date: August 2, 2014

Please join The BLK Projek at The Point CDC where they will revisit that space and explore the concept of environment and resilience in a broad sense. This year the theme is “Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities.” Resilience can be described as the ecosystems ability to absorb disturbances without shifting to an alternative state or losing function. Therefore, it encompasses two processes the ability to resist and the ability to recover. In a world facing climate change assessing resilience is critical as well as exploring all of the intersections that create insecure communities who seek to be resilient, to absorb disruption and recover from the effects of climate change.

This year's event is already proving to be epic as we are partnering with Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty and we are hosting Moms Rising's Food Power Brunch where we will discuss how to change school food and honor fierce women doing the work to make it a reality!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The PointT CDC

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8182, -73.8908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: August 2, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Osgood Ave. and Gordon St.

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6189, -74.0837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 2, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves Date: August 2, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 2, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 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[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: August 2, 2014

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials, such as recycled foam trays, modeling clay and reeds. Make your mixture into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbff4151663.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 2, 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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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/green-team Date: August 2, 2014

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

For more information and to rsvp, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/kayaking Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fall Planting and Season Extension]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 Date: August 2, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you’ve ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it’s possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We’ll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your fall harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling and the use of greenhouses.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Phoenix Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6784, -73.9131 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate Date: August 2, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat.

For ages 8 years old and up. This is an intermediate canoing trip.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Idlewild Park

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 40.6525, -73.7549 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Symmetry in Motion (Watercolors)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors Date: August 2, 2014

From the graceful beauty of a butterfly’s wings to the aerodynamically designed bodies of a dragonfly, formal balance is found throughout the insect world. Discover the wonder of some of the Greenbelt’s smallest but most colorful seasonal inhabitants and their surroundings as we capture their likeness in watercolors. Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed! Class size is limited, and prepaid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-games Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 2, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class Date: August 2, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 2, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 2, 2014

Enjoy music, stories and even more music with singers that make New York proud.

Featuring Lou Gallo and Jean Rohe from The Very Hungry Band

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 2, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 2, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rock-your-seat Date: August 2, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: August 2, 2014

Come learn the basics of adaptive sports such as: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey(on ice), Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field Events.

Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program. The program welcomes Recreation Center members ages 5 and Up with a physical disability.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: DJ DAN spinning hits for the kids of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island Date: August 2, 2014

Join DJ DAN of Get Down Entertainment as he spins hits and entertains kids with cool giveaways on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6ecce113a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Play Mobiles on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-play-mobiles-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-play-mobiles-on-the-beach Date: August 2, 2014

Bring the family to the Midland Beach Promenade Lawn as NYC Parks brings out the play mobiles! There will be face painting, a bean bag toss, nok hockey and hula hoops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbfe0a68072.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Super Duper Live Model Drawing Class for Kkids and Teens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/super-duper-live-model-drawing-class-819-years-of-age http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/super-duper-live-model-drawing-class-819-years-of-age Date: August 2, 2014

With popular comics artist Ivan Velez, participants will draw comic book inspired models, using pencils, pens, crayons, markers. This program is designed for those 8-19 years of age.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Comic Drawing Class by Ivan Velez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez Date: August 2, 2014

Learn the basics to create your own comic book. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Friendship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship Date: August 2, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!
Our very own Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their family members through Alexis O’Neill’s book, The Kite the Bridged two Nations, followed by a discussion and friendship bracelet activity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537f9e29546d8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/house-tours Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 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[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 2, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 Date: August 2, 2014

Short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 Date: August 2, 2014

Columbia Summer Winds is a community wind ensemble that performs annually in New York City public parks. Comprised of musicians from around the New York area, CSW presents four concerts each summer and hosts a biennial Outdoor Composition Contest.

http://www.columbiasummerwinds.org/

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled to August 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america Date: August 2, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 2, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Hart to Hart Community Garden Fundraiser Cookout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hart-to-hart-community-garden-fundraiser-cookout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hart-to-hart-community-garden-fundraiser-cookout Date: August 2, 2014

Please join the Hart to Hart community garden fundraiser cookout, where everyone can enjoy grilled items and garden-fresh sides, salads, and fresh lemonade. All proceeds go to the garden. There will be a DJ as well as other fun activities.

Raindate August 3rd

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hart To Hart

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6931, -73.9474 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/gallery-tour Date: August 2, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of three current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies series is being shown for the first time in its entirety; Crewdson’s photographs capture the fleeting light of these nocturnal creatures. In the Sunroom Project Space, Lauren Carly Shaw transforms the space into the setting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1899), set in the late 19th century, when the original Glyndor House was constructed. Shaw chronicles the effect of confinement on a woman’s mental state. In the Sun Porch space, Reade Bryan’s sculptural installation investigates the way that iconic building materials, such as plywood and drywall supplies, are created and used. Here he evokes the effects of a flood or the mass of a cliff’s edge; the natural landscape appears to intrude on the interior, although the sculpture itself is made of domestic building material.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6757a0b203.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 2, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 Date: August 2, 2014

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' “Exile On Main St.” During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. His latest album "Locked Down", released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Further, Dr. John is currently hard at work completing an album in tribute to Louis Armstrong which will be released in June of this year. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is the creation of frontwoman Alynda lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who left home at an early age to travel the country before settling in New Orleans to play with a revolving cast of musicians. NPR's Ann Powers proclaimed that Hurray for the Riff Raff is, "Americana with a very young, fresh youthful sensibility. She's remaking traditions through her own voice. I'm just so struck by her voice. Literally. I love her singing voice...I can't stop listening to this woman's voice. I'm obsessed!" while Mojo Magazine raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power.” The band combines country and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound that’s unified by Segarra’s fresh vocals and beautifully crafted songs.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed39ecf90e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:05 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eating-america1 Date: August 2, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 2, 2014

Help Aeilushi Mistry bring peace and harmony to our shoreline as she performs the traditional Hindu Aarti Ceremony at the park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping Date: August 2, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 22.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: Firefly Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party Date: August 2, 2014

Join Julia Attaway, educator and local mom, to see if you can catch the last fireflies of the season!

During this hands-on program kids will have a chance to learn about fireflies in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. Feel free to get ready for bed before you come out and chase fireflies in your pajamas.

Bring a jar or container and you can use your fireflies as night lights. But don't forget to let them out before you go to sleep! They have important work to do finding a mate and lighting the summer evenings.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6eed2c3ce.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:43 EST
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 2, 2014

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

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:23 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Man of Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel Date: August 2, 2014

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

In Man of Steel, a young man with extraodinary powers must discover his own identity while saving the world from destruction. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5f9379174.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/astronomy Date: August 2, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: August 2, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, and audio devices. Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series http://on.fb.me/1szkT5S

Additional performances:
SAT, JUL 26, 8:30-10:00PM
Target Bronx Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1oKZccU
1025 Anderson Avenue, Highbridge
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

WED, AUG 6, 9:00-10:30PM
Bathgate Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1ztSyz1
1818-1836 Bathgate Avenue, Tremont
* Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 3, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:00 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/2014/08/03/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/2014/08/03/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 3, 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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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 3, 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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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[Art Ride! Guided Bicycle Tour of Rockaway! Exhibit at Fort Tilden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-ride-guided-bicycle-tour-of-rockaway-exhibit-at-fort-tilden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/art-ride-guided-bicycle-tour-of-rockaway-exhibit-at-fort-tilden Date: August 3, 2014

Ride with the NYC DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to Fort Tilden!

What to bring: Bike, lock, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, and water.

We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to Fort Tilden where the Rockaway Artists' Alliance (RAA) will provide a FREE guided tour of the Rockaway! arts festival, presented by RAA, MoMA PS1, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC). After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal back to Beach 116th St station. The bike ride is approximately 6 miles, one way.

Where to go: Take the A to Beach 67th St in Arverne (or ride your bike!).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Boulevard

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5921, -73.7889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cfc46787392.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/birding Date: August 3, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we enourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: August 3, 2014

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials, such as recycled foam trays, modeling clay and reeds. Make your mixture into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc004c3001c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 3, 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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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: August 3, 2014

Through a safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride their bikes while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they leave with an easy, crash-free, and low-stress way to teach themselves to ride.

This class is suitable for teens and adults.

Bring a bike & a helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/hatha-yoga Date: August 3, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaec40cd33.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 3, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/forest-crew Date: August 3, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/food-truck-rally Date: August 3, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Fresh Creek Birding by Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/fresh-creek-birding-by-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/fresh-creek-birding-by-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: August 3, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Enjoy the Fresh Creek Nature Preserve waterside. Enjoy views of egrets, herons, gulls, and much more.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. For ages 8 years old and up. Individuals participating in this program need to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fresh Creek Nature Preserve

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 40.6443, -73.8853 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dog-days-of-summer-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dog-days-of-summer-hike Date: August 3, 2014

Hike with your canine companion before the heat of the day. Learn the trails on this moderate hike through the woods and make new friends. Meet at the lower level parking lot of High Rock Park [Nevada Ave. off Rockland Ave.] Registration required, limited to 12 people and their dogs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Shine & The Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams Date: August 3, 2014

Soulful R&B children’s music will have kids singing and grooving from the school yard to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Art activities start at noon.

Part of the series Pier Kids.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Fortress Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/rangers-choice-fortress-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/rangers-choice-fortress-central-park Date: August 3, 2014

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

The remains of a primitive fort from the War of 1812 can still be found in historic Central Park. Discover the forgotten role these forts have played in our nation's history.

Registration required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 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/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-games Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/smorgasburg Date: August 3, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/meditation Date: August 3, 2014

This spring, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation.

Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab3894da31.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 3, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 3, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company, as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Brother's Entertainment DJ Company will partner with Staten Island Beach Fest throughout the summer. Other appearance dates include Sunday, August 10; Saturday, August 23; and Sunday, August 31.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Tales from the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-performance-festival-tales-from-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-performance-festival-tales-from-the-garden Date: August 3, 2014

Go on a journey through the gardens and trees of Central Park with renowned storyteller Diane Edgecomb as she brings tales to life.

Use your imagination and be transported to lands near and far.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 3, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 3, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace Magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle. Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[History of Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-of-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-of-fort-totten Date: August 3, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

A pristine forest surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides not only recreation and relaxation but a fascinating glimpse into New York's past.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/house-tours Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 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[6th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/6th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/6th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert Date: August 3, 2014

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks and the Michels family in celebrating the late Council Member Stan Michels at the sixth annual memorial jazz concert.

The jazz is hot and the setting is cool, underneath the majestic elms on the Stan Michels Promenade alongside the beautiful Heather Garden.

Stan Michels represented northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants, for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places and unreasonable noise. He also was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

We hope you can be with us to remember Stan on the sixth anniversary of his passing.

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8601, -73.9337 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395cdc88a84a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 3, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 3, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc156414a80.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/crossfit Date: August 3, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST