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, 27 Aug 2014 11:05:59 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[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show Date: August 4, 2014

Over the past decade professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark has competed around the world and entertained thousands at events like the Gravity Games, the Vans Warped Tour, New York's Times Square Parade and even the Olympic Games! Chris’ Athletes Who Say NO program was developed to inspire children to find an active, healthy passion and use their desire to constantly improve as a means for keeping their lives on track, making healthy decisions and surrounding themselves with like-minded friends. During his high energy presentation, professional cyclist Chris Clark shares his story of growing up with a passion for cycling and how he used that passion to make friends, stay healthy, and even as an excuse to avoid the peer pressures all children face.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e52c17087e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-games Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/monday-movement Date: August 4, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 4, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/sit-and-get-fit Date: August 4, 2014

Fill your basic exercise needs through seated aerobics. This class is designed for seniors, and it welcomes people with disabilities. Recreation center membership is required. Find more information on membership by clicking here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 355-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spanish Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-spanish-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-spanish-language-class Date: August 4, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered.

Registration required.

Spanish Classes: June 2nd, June 23rd, August 4th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 4, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adaptive-activities Date: August 4, 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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2014-08-04 2014-08-04 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 4, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-04 2014-08-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents The Karate Kid]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 4, 2014

Ralph Macchio stars as a Jersey kid who is ostracized when he transfers to a high school in Southern California. Taught discipline and self-defense by Mr. Miyagi (Oscar nominated Pat Morita), he goes up against his bully in the finale. (1984) 126 min. (Sony/Columbia) PG Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 4, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Old Crow Medicine Show / Langhorne Slim / Spirit Family Reunion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/old-crow-medicine-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/old-crow-medicine-show Date: August 4, 2014

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

SummerStage Member exclusive presale: Wednesday, May 28 at 12 PM - Friday, May 30 at 10 AM
General on sale: Friday, May 30 at 12 PM

Doors 5:30 PM | Show 6:30 PM

Old Crow Medicine Show:

On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.

It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Newport Folk Festival.

In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this music excursion across America's vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.

Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.

Langhorne Slim:

There is nothing like the challenges and camaraderie of the road to inspire a songwriter who thrives upon the emotional energy and exhilaration only travel can deliver. Some singers are devoted to the pursuit of perpetual motion, and Langhorne Slim releases his wild soul in ways that come out of the discipline of live performance.

The 13 songs that compose Langhorne Slim & The Law's new "The Way We Move" are road-tested, rollicking and very rock 'n' rolling tunes that the songwriter perfected with his loyal band, and come out of the kind of good times and bad experiences that songwriters of Langhorne's lofty stature can turn into life-affirming rock 'n' roll. You could also call what Langhorne Slim does folk music, but then there's his sly, charming and open-hearted feel for pop music -- those summertime melodies that nudge you into a grin even when the song is about something bad.

For Langhorne Slim -- Pennsylvania-born self-taught guitarist who moves to Brooklyn at 18, begins feeling out his place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene, wends his way to the West Coast, and finds himself celebrated from Newport to Portland as one of today's most original singers and songwriters -- "The Way We Move" represents the sound of a band devoted to living in the moment. Riding the success of his 2009 full-length Be Set Free, Langhorne went through some changes over the last three years -- he lost his beloved grandfather, who is the subject of the new record's moving "Song for Sid," and moved on from a relationship that had lasted five years.

And there was the physical moving -- the literal side of the record's title. Pulling up stakes from his home of two years, Portland, Ore., Langhorne also has been touring non-stop with The Law. As he says, "I'm in a bit of a transitional period -- currently, the road will be home. That's just kind of my spirit, to be slightly restless." Perfecting their rangy sound out on the endless grey ribbon, Langhorne and The Law -- bassist Jeff Ratner, drummer Malachi DeLorenzo and banjo player and keyboardist David Moore -- went down to rural Texas in the summer of 2011 to work on new material. With some 30 tunes to consider, the quartet soaked up the Lone Star sunshine and developed arrangements and approaches for Langhorne's latest batch of songs.

Jeff Ratner had joined the group at the time of Be Set Free, and brought on multi-instrumentalist David Moore not long after. Moore and Ratner go way back, having moved to New York around the same time, and they've played together in what Jeff estimates are 15 bands. Langhorne's association with Malachi is equally deep. As the group played together through tours with the Drive-By Truckers and the Avett Brothers, and made appearances at the Newport Folk Festival and Bonnaroo, their bond became ever stronger, their music more confident. This is what you hear on "The Way We Move" -- forward motion meeting deep cohesion, all in the service of Langhorne's amazing songs and compelling vocals.

"We wanted Langhorne's songs to shine, and be as raw as the creatures that we are," Jeff says of the recording process. The band set up in the Catskill, N.Y. Old Soul Studio, a 100-year-old Greek Revival house retooled for recording. With studio owner Kenny Siegal co-producing, Langhorne & The Law fearlessly ran through an astounding 26 songs in four days, with Langhorne putting finishing touches on new tunes as they recorded. Langhorne says it was an intimate affair in Old Soul, with Moore's "banjo room" in a coatroom and the piano in the living room.

It comes through on "The Way We Move" -- the live feel of the sessions, which found Langhorne singing along with the band on every track. "Singing with the band that way, it's almost like I was performing on stage," he says. Cutting everything live to tape gave the band exactly what they'd been looking for: a super-charged evocation of their raucous, friendly stage performances. Langhorne and Jeff value in music for its rawness, and it doesn't matter whether that rawness -- the insurgent spirit that unites the Clash and Charlie Poole -- comes from in punk, country, soul or folk. Langhorne is a fan of Porter Wagoner, Jimmie Rodgers, Waylon Jennings, and early rock 'n' roll in general. But there's nothing referential or detached about the music Langhorne & The Law make. Langhorne writes songs that are yearning, sad, happy, defeated and optimistic, with hints of '50s rock 'n' roll balladry.

"We all love Wu-Tang Clan as much as we love Bowie, or Brazilian psychedelic pop," Langhorne says. On "The Way We Move," David's probing piano often provides focus for Langhorne's tales of love and loss. "On the Attack" begins with a delicate, watercolor section that turns into an ingenious variation on a classic soul ballad -- Solomon Burke meets punk blues in a smoky folk club. Langhorne addresses it to a current or past love. Similarly, "Past Lives" sports a piano introduction that gives way to a melancholy 6/8 ballad that perfectly supports lyrics about possible past lives and their interaction with the present.

It's a spirited, inspired slice of real rock 'n' roll -- exuberance meets hard-won experience in an explosive combination. David's banjo and Malachi's walloping drums add up to a new kind of folk music. The music drives, but there's no loss of subtlety. And when the group lays into the garage-rocking "Fire," with its funky electric piano and supremely callow lyrics about first kisses and the hot-burning passions of adolescence, it's clear Langhorne is one of the great rock 'n' rollers of our or any time.

Road-tested as the band is, the new music also shows just how far Langhorne Slim has come as a singer. He croons, exults and sings the blues throughout "The Way We Move." And there are his lyrics, which are about strange dreams featuring women who want him dead even as he desires them, the pressures of small-town life, ambition, and how much he appreciates his mother's love and support. That's all Langhorne and his life -- his mother, he says, really was amazingly supportive of his ambitions to become a musician, as was the rest of his family.

It comes through as you listen to his virtuoso demonstration of a singing style that seems alive to every fleeting emotional shade of meaning. Langhorne puts you in mind of John Lennon's singing from time to time -- it's nothing exact, and Slim doesn't do much music that is very Lennon- or Beatle-esque, but it's something in the timbre, and the openness of his vocals. It's worth repeating here that Langhorne learned Nirvana songs as he began to explore the guitar and songwriting, and Kurt Cobain's intense singing is another reference point.

But these guys don't play the reference game, and like to keep it raw. The new record moves in ways that are fresh for Langhorne Slim & The Law, and demonstrates all the ways we can go forward while keeping an eye on the mirror. They're laying down the law. It's very American, and when Langhorne Slim contemplates whether or not he fits in to any narrow-cast definition of this country's music, he replies with a perfect, laconic joke: "I think we fit in most places that would take us."

Spirit Family Reunion:

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.

In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar feeling that was almost lost is again new.

"Dusty acoustic guitars, wailing fiddles and weeping accordions, with a woozy-yet-skintight rhythm section-- and topped off with burr-edged vocals that sound like they've been soaked in a Mason jar for generations -- it's the type of music that blurs the line between past and present so thoroughly, and so deftly, that time feels irrelevant."

Venue Rules
Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e33307b821.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 4, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks: Loves of Marilyn Monroe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 4, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on the loves of Marilyn Monroe. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Jim Baker, author of The Empty Glass.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: August 4, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 4, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/outdoor-strength Date: August 4, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge: Retelling Tales with Kate Bernheimer and Genevieve Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/books-beneath-the-bridge-word http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/books-beneath-the-bridge-word Date: August 4, 2014

This free summer literary series outdoor readings curated by local independent bookstores, begins on July 7 at 7 p.m. and runs for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect.

This evening's theme is Retelling Tales, with Kate Bernheimer and Genevieve Valentine

Part of the series Books Beneath the Bridge.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm School NYC Benefit Play: This Will All Be Yours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/farm-school-nyc-benefit-play-this-will-all-be-yours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/farm-school-nyc-benefit-play-this-will-all-be-yours Date: August 4, 2014

Please enjoy this play, in which the past and the future collide on one family’s farm. All proceeds to benefit the Farm School NYC.

The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. and is followed at 8:15 p.m. with a panel discussion with Farm School NYC faculty, students, and alumni about rural and urban farming, land access and social justice

About the Play:
It’s 1979 and progress is about to land on everybody’s doorstep, sometimes gently and other times with a giant thud. Not all members of the Price family feel the same about what change means, but by the time they acknowledge that the landscape has shifted, it may already be too late to save their way of life. This Will All Be Yours will run off-broadway as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival at The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd floor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Barrow Group Theatre

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2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9933 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: American Hustle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/flicks-on-the-beach-american-hustle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/flicks-on-the-beach-american-hustle Date: August 4, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In American Hustle, a con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Old School Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton Date: August 4, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

The series goes back in time with music by hip-hop artists Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, Rob Base and Kool Moe Dee.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Butler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 4, 2014

The Butler 2013; Rated PG13, 132 minutes

Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House.

Bring a blanket or chair. We'll supply the popcorn. Rain date: Tuesday August 5th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/waterfront-movie-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/waterfront-movie-series Date: August 4, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this adorable animated film, hosted by Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d80fd5bf159.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 5, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 5, 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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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![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/2014/08/05/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/2014/08/05/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 5, 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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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/fitness-walk Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 5, 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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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 5, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 5, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/garden-crew Date: August 5, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 5, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 5, 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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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: August 5, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 5, 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: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361163d3737f.jpeg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 5, 2014

The Okee Dokee Brothers share music exploring the natural world through the Americana folk genre. Their adventure songs make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in.

Their upcoming album, Through the Woods, will be released in May 2014.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f84216b1.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: National Dance Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution Date: August 5, 2014

National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of over 40,000 New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, short-term residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, programs are offered to all children, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical and cognitive challenges. Children learn to work together and develop personal standards of excellence, a pride of achievement, and a curiosity about the world that supports their success in school and in life. No child pays a penny for NDI’s core programs. Children who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment throughout their dance training are invited to join the organization’s most advanced troupe, the NDI Celebration Team, and perform year-round at venues that have included Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Juilliard, City Center, the Kennedy Center, the White House and the Academy Awards. NDI dancers have toured internationally to Geneva, Switzerland; Venice, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Shanghai, China.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361426e9f2b4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: August 5, 2014

Camille Gainer, aka Beatz Science, is a native New Yorker with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin, who she credits with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Roberta Flack, M.C. Shan Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady and countless others.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e53b41cdae.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 5, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 5, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/abs-work-out Date: August 5, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NBA Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/nba-nation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/nba-nation1 Date: August 5, 2014

Shoot hoops, score giveaways, meet NBA players, and watch the best amateur dunkers compete in the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown. NBA Nation will include a variety of contests and clinics with NBA and WNBA Players and Legends, as well as special appearances and performances by NBA Team mascots and dance teams.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square Park

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9904 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/meditation-class Date: August 5, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 5, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: August 5, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-activities Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/gallery-tour Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d67673b794e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 5, 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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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 5, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adaptive-weight-training Date: August 5, 2014

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. This program is for people with disabilities, and Recreation Center membership is required. To find out more, click here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Maintaining the Garden Perimeter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension Date: August 5, 2014

We will learn how to make our own simple and inexpensive dog waste bag dispensers to hang on your garden gates. We will also discuss all the different
aspects of maintaining your garden perimeter year round, with particular emphasis on neighborhood relations and relationships with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful)

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: August 5, 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 Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: August 5, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night Date: August 5, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 5, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-circuit Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays

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

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/evening-yoga1 Date: August 5, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra Date: August 5, 2014

Típica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s. Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) with Adalberto Santiago as lead vocalist. In 1975 Típica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”. In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Típica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist. Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario). José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Típica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 1983, Típica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Típica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City. The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed6aae18cb.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting: Evenings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/painting-evenings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/painting-evenings Date: August 5, 2014

As the sun sets colors change in the landscape. See what you can catch on paper with a range of hues in paint.

Artist Gerry McCleave will guide the group's painting. We provide paints, brushes andmore. You bring a light folding chair.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 5, 2014

Enjoy an outdoor poetry reading, featuring the Poets of Cave Canem:

  • Derrick Weston Brown
  • Kyle Dargan
  • Niki Herd

Presented in partnership with Cave Canem

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 5, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 5, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 5, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 5, 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 The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5019, -74.228 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61698b263.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Young Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein Date: August 5, 2014

Watch Young Frankenstein as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder is the professor who creates a new zippernecked monster. Marty Feldman is his assistant; Cloria lady of the castle; and Madeline Kahn is Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee! Directed by Mel Brooks 1974 (PG) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5392202d2e95b.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Big - with Spanish subtitles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles Date: August 5, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88bdce552b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Paris Is Burning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning Date: August 5, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

This documentary chronicles New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing, and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 6, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 6, 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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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:01 EDT