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 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:42:05 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[GMA Summer Concert: Enrique Iglesias]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

See Enrique Iglesias perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 1, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sit-aerobics Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/new-roots-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/new-roots-community-workday Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 1, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536119ae5dbd4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:07 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 1, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 1, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-fitness Date: August 1, 2014

Get fit using exercises that work for you! This program is tailored for individuals with disabilities and limited mobility. Recreation center membership is required. Please find out more information here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 Date: August 1, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 1, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/house-tours Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/adaptive-activities Date: August 1, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 1, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 1, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts Date: August 1, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Six-Legged Wonders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 1, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 1, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 1, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/first-friday-music-trolley Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/teen-rock-your-seat Date: August 1, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with BAM

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 1, 2014

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

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: August 1, 2014

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

In Spy Kids 3D Game Over, the Spy Kids' nemesis traps Carmen in a virtual reality game, and Juni must race to save both his sister and the world before time runs out! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5f0f9399f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Wipe Out Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8489087ecd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Films on the Green Presents 2 Autumns, 3 Winters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbe1f13e728.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 2, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks Date: August 2, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 2, 2014

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner hatha yoga class.

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 2, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 2, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/parent-me-yoga Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 2, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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 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[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[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[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[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[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