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, 23 Apr 2014 08:31:06 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[Free Week at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Use the new Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center for FREE the first week! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

See the Center for yourself. The old West 59th Street Recreation Center has been completely reconstructed and expanded with a new wing. Experience the indoor pool, gymnasium, computer room, locker rooms, and activity rooms. Fitness facilities have expanded to include a new cardio room and aerobic studio.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b8c00e8a143.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 18, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 18, 2013

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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 18, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-18 2013-06-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/fitness-walk Date: June 18, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 18, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 18, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/flow13 Date: June 18, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Fitness at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/senior-fitness-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/senior-fitness-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Senior Fitness, a low-impact class for seniors designed to strengthen everyday muscles and movements. This class will be held in the new Aerobic Studio.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb90e2089a4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/catch-release-fishing Date: June 18, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 18, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-chess Date: June 18, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 18, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 18, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-games Date: June 18, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 18, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 18, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: June 18, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 18, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-piano Date: June 18, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park BookClub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-bookclub Date: June 18, 2013

BookClub discussion led by Domenica Ruta on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.


Produced in partnership with Oxford Unifersity Press.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-knitting Date: June 18, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: June 18, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knittingintermediate Date: June 18, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: June 18, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Library

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2013-06-18 2013-06-18 3:30 pm 40.7723, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cd8b78c9b3.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Running Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/teen-running-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/teen-running-group Date: June 18, 2013

This mix of short distance runs and track-based exercises for teens along the beautiful Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Focus on form, stamina, and a love of running.

All classes led by Brooklyn Strength. For kids 13 years old and up. All fitness classes are one hour. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Track and Field at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/youth-track-and-field-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/youth-track-and-field-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Youth Track and Field, an instructional program that teaches the basic skills needed to compete in track and field. The program will take place in the gymnasium. Kids and teens are welcome.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb93418ab91.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is FREE for the first week it's open! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Boot Camp, an evening exercise class that mixes calisthenics, strength and cardio to increase muscle tone and drop body fat, held in the new Aerobic Studio. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb94f53b8ce.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 18, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-team Date: June 18, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: June 18, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/central-park-circuit Date: June 18, 2013

Get fit this summer 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 classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. All fitness levels welcome. Space is limited to 20 participants per class on a first come, first served basis. Ages 18+.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: June 18, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: June 18, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/evening-yoga Date: June 18, 2013

This 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.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Dana Dane / Grand Puba / Hosted by Chubb Rock In association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/chubb-rock-dana-dane-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/chubb-rock-dana-dane-in-association-with-wbls Date: June 18, 2013

New York-born rapper Dana Dane first displayed his talents as a member of a rap group, Kangol Crew, which he formed with classmate Slick Rick. Launching his solo career after graduating, his debut single “Nightmare,” offered hints of his talents. Known for his humorous rhymes and his eclectic fashion sense, Dane broke through commercially with his first full-length album, Dana Dane with Fame. The success of the album, established him as a powerful rapper and one of early Hip-Hop’s biggest personalities.

Hip-Hop legend and founding member of the seminal group Brand Nubian, Grand Puba has been a crucial participant in the Hip-Hop movement since its early days. Originally a member of the group Masters of Ceremony, he became the lead emcee of Brand Nubian in 1989. Although their upbeat music and positive lyrics tied them strongly to the Native Tongues movement (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest etc.) Brand Nubian's politics and religion were always at the forefront of their music, paving the way for groups like Dead Prez, RZA & GZA (of Wu-Tang), Black Star, Brother Ali & countless others.

Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart list that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516440fb55660.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Airborne Toxic Event featuring the Calder Quartet with Ensemble LPR (Tito Muñoz, Conductor)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/the-new-york-pops-with-the-airborne-toxic-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/the-new-york-pops-with-the-airborne-toxic-event Date: June 18, 2013

The Airborne Toxic Event has gained a lot of attention for their lyrical arrangements, as well as their unique sound that can be described as a blend of Indie Rock music infused with a twist of classic orchestral arrangements. The five part band that formed in 2006 consists of Mikel Jollett, Steven Chen, Noah Harmon, Daren Taylor, and Anna Bulbrook, all of whose individual talents come together to create an impressive energy in their music and on stage. Their self-titled debut album topped Billboard’s “Heatseeker Chart” for an astounding 8 weeks, and the Los Angeles Times assures that it is easy to get “swept up in the boundless ambition” of the band’s second album All at Once. Their third album, Such Hot Blood, is set to release in 2013.

The Calder Quartet, called “superb” by The New York Times, defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the work’s creator. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works, the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s classical or contemporary repertoire. Known for discovering, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers, the group continues to collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world.

Ensemble LPR is an elite assemblage of the finest New York-based concert musicians, personifying Le Poisson Rouge’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. Members of the ensemble are graduates from the world’s most prestigious conservatory and university programs, and have performed at the Marlboro and Aspen Festivals and as a soloist with The New York Philharmonic and The New Jersey Symphony, to name a few accolades. There is no instrumentation too large or too small for the ensemble whose unyielding standard and rigorous devotion is to the music of the world’s finest living composers as much as it is to the common practice period of classical music and collaborations with artists of non-classical backgrounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5175834de3705.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Benefit Concert: The Roots & Jim James]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/benefit-concert-the-roots-jim-james http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/benefit-concert-the-roots-jim-james Date: June 18, 2013

Hip-hop and rock & roll come together as lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket, Jim James, joins forces with the legendary crew,The Roots, for State of the Union: An evening of collaborative performances.

Frontman of one of the most acclaimed rock & roll bands in the world, Jim James' soulful songwriting and captivating voice have been the driving force behind My Morning Jacket for almost two decades. This year, James will release Regions of Light and Sound of God, his debut solo album.

Notorious for pushing the envelope, Grammy Award winning hip-hop crew, The Roots will join James for this evening of cross-genre jamming. Arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture, hitting stages from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to Lincoln Center, The Roots have been named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone.

Benfeit Concerts help support free shows at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fd89e1e924.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: Bringing the Park to Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-series-bringing-the-park-to-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-series-bringing-the-park-to-life Date: June 18, 2013

Join BBP's President, Regina Myer, to learn how Brooklyn Bridge Park came about and how the park fits into the Mayor’s plan to sustainably transform the City’s waterfront into a world-class destination.

You must RSVP for this event.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Lecture Series presents: An Evening of Modern Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-lecture-series-present-an-evening-of-modern-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-lecture-series-present-an-evening-of-modern-art Date: June 18, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art educator Diana Bush will give a lecture focusing on highlights from the museum's collection by famous painters such as Diego Rivera, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Jacob Lawrence. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: An Evening of Modern Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-an-evening-of-modern-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-an-evening-of-modern-art Date: June 18, 2013

For the month of June the Arts, Culture & Fun Series will be collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for a special lecture conducted by their educator Diana Bush.

Diana Bush will be giving a lecture focusing on highlights from the museum’s collection by famous painters such as Diego Rivera, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Jacob Lawrence. Join us for this special lecture and experience an evening of modern art. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b9c8d66feb0.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 18, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Use the new Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center for FREE the first week! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

See the Center for yourself. The old West 59th Street Recreation Center has been completely reconstructed and expanded with a new wing. Experience the indoor pool, gymnasium, computer room, locker rooms, and activity rooms. Fitness facilities have expanded to include a new cardio room and aerobic studio.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b8c00e8a143.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: June 19, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 19, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cardio Boxing at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cardio-boxing-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cardio-boxing-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is FREE for the first week it's open! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Cardio Boxing, a morning class designed to kick start your day! This introduction to boxing features both cardio and strength exercises and will take place in the new Aerobic Studio. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb96ed91615.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 19, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/little-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/little-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: June 19, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Little Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Utopia Parkway & 14th Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/flow13 Date: June 19, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/catch-release-fishing Date: June 19, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 19, 2013

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 too 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.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Captain Tilly Park

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 10:30 am 40.7121, -73.7989 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2013

Tour Riverside Park South's open air gallery and see the 3rd year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project. Seven sculptures by accomplished artists throughout all have information plaques with call in numbers to learn more.

Join us for an opening reception and tour with the artists on June 19th at 11am and an additional tour on September 14th at 11am.

June 2013 – May 2014 viewable during park hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155bf0af2924.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-chess Date: June 19, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 19, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 19, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-games Date: June 19, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 19, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 19, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class Date: June 19, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 19, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-piano Date: June 19, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball at Gertrude Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/teen-volleyball-at-gertrude-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/teen-volleyball-at-gertrude-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is FREE for the first week it's open! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Teen, please join us for Teen Volleyball, open hours to practice the basics of volleyball, including serving, setting, hitting, spiking and blocking.

Practice will take place in the gymnasium.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 3:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb98886ea37.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Training at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/crosstraining-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/crosstraining-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is FREE for the first week it's open! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for our Cross-Training class, a high-intensity workout that combines cardio and strength exercises in a motivating group environment.

The program will take place in the new Aerobic Studio. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb9922d048f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-after-work Date: June 19, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 19, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/family-capoeira Date: June 19, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/checkmate-101 Date: June 19, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Harbor Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/history-tour-harbor-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/history-tour-harbor-connections Date: June 19, 2013

Discover the multitude of ways the park has played a role in the history of transportation to and from the city.

Guide: Kathleen Husler, Historian

This tour requires you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunset-yoga Date: June 19, 2013

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.
Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff313f1ad4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Suzanne Vega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/mad-sq-music-suzanne-vega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/mad-sq-music-suzanne-vega Date: June 19, 2013

Suzanne Vega kicks off the 2013 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series. Vega is an American singer-songwriter of rare poetic genius and emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. Vega’s musical influences and favorites include Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Laura Nyro and The Smiths.

Her profound insight into the basics of human existence has earned her followers of all ages and walks of life. Vega was a staple at Lilith Fair since she performed as the very first artist and continued to frequent the festival throughout her career. Suzanne’s neo-folk style has speared the female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and the Indigo Girls. Vega has continued to top the Billboard charts and won a Grammy Award for best album package including album cover, graphic arts and photography in 1990 for Days of Open Hand. Vega is “widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a8ebb47688.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Festival of New Plays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/uptown-festival-of-new-plays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/uptown-festival-of-new-plays Date: June 19, 2013

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to once again partner with the People’s Theatre Project on an exciting four-day festival of new plays. Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.

Play Schedule

June 19th @ 7pm – OUT THERE by Lina Sarrello

Two rafters, two soldiers of the revolution, a flight dispatcher and a pilot try to find answers beyond the horizon

June 20th @ 7pm - MALVADO by Jason Ramirez

A Nuyorican family drama chronicling the generational conflicts present in Latino families in the Bronx of the 1970s.

June 21st @ 7pm – DIRTY BLOOD by Stacy Osei-Kuffour

A racially tense triangle is created, when two Louisiana detectives, one white one black, interrogate a black teacher on the disappearance of one of her students. We find out that nobody is clean.

June 22nd @ 7pm – THE MOSQUITO NET by Kimberly del Busto

A multimedia testimony play examining human rights controversies in contemporary Cuba

June 23rd @ 3pm – SOUTH BRONX v. HOLLYWOOD by Carlos J. Serrano

A South Bronx community discovers there is a thin line between truth and stereotype as a Hollywood company arrives to film Fort Apache: The Bronx.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/arriba-community-dance-parties-at-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/arriba-community-dance-parties-at-the-high-line Date: June 19, 2013

Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – evenings of live Latin music and dancing are returning to the High Line this summer! Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

Part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line – ¡Arriba! nights in June, July, and August feature different live acts bringing their own energy, musical style, and flavor to our community dance parties.

Wednesday, June 19
Orlando Marin, the Last Mambo King, and his dynamic band from the Bronx kick off ¡Arriba! with traditional salsa and merengue rhythms that get visitors of all ages shaking to the beat of the timbales drums.

Wednesday, July 24
Liliana Araújo and her lively band Forró da Madame heat up ¡Arriba! with Brazilian forró, a popular dance and musical style marked by accordion, triangle, and zabumba bass drum beats.

Wednesday, August 21
Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms of Cuba, N D’Lux of New York City offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles to close out the ¡Arriba! series.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142054c141ba.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa Date: June 19, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required by phone or email.

  • Wed., April 17 at 7:00 p.m.: Nevada Ave parking lot, High Rock Park
  • Wed., May 22 at 8:00 p.m.: Greenbelt Nature Center, Buttonbush Swamp (The May 15 session has moved)
  • Wed., June 19 at 8:00 p.m.: Greenbelt Nature Center, Buttonbush Swamp

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hezekiah Walker / Kevin Vassar / Shere Jones-Moffett in association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/hezekiah-walker-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/hezekiah-walker-in-association-with-wlib Date: June 19, 2013

For over 25 years, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have spread the Gospel of Jesus to a variety of audiences, changing the lives of many around the world. They have performed and recorded with several major secular artists, including Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Brian McKnight, Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Brandy and Baby Face to name a few. Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have received numerous GRAMMY nominations for their fifteen critically acclaimed albums, including their wins for Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College and for Love is Live. With their nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have further cemented themselves as a power player in the Gospel music world.

Kevin Vasser is Director of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. The Chicago native’s big break came during his trek as former lead singer of the Chicago-based gospel group, Youth Edition, comprised of his brother and two cousins. Over the years, the singer accumulated the aplomb and headship of a dynamic solo artist that clearly converted into a supreme debut release. He illuminated churchgoers across the nation with his debut solo So Glad, a plentiful and rich live recording filled with every style of music. His latest single is "Only you can Deliver."

Artist Website: http://sherijonesmoffett.emigospel.com

As a featured member of two of the most beloved Gospel ensembles of the past two decades----Donald Lawrence’s Tri-City Singers and the duo Ted & Sheri---Sheri Jones-Moffett carved a deep niche for herself in the hearts of Gospel music lovers long before the 2009 release of her solo debut, Renewed. The success of that project firmly established her as one of the great power vocalists of the contemporary Gospel age, while earning a GRAMMY nomination.

With her sophomore album, Power & Authority---LIVE In Memphis, Sheri confirms her status as a seasoned artist with trademark vocal inflections, distinct melodies, and life-changing messages.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163151d3b488.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA - Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: June 19, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required by phone or email.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 19, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 20, 2013

Use the new Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center for FREE the first week! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

See the Center for yourself. The old West 59th Street Recreation Center has been completely reconstructed and expanded with a new wing. Experience the indoor pool, gymnasium, computer room, locker rooms, and activity rooms. Fitness facilities have expanded to include a new cardio room and aerobic studio.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b8c00e8a143.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 20, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for 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 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 20, 2013

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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Social at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/senior-social-multipurpose-room-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/senior-social-multipurpose-room-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 20, 2013

Please join us for our Senior Social, an opportunity for seniors to meet other members in a social setting. The program will take place in the Multipurpose Room.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required through Saturday, June 22.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0ca4dd6310.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 20, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-20 2013-06-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/fitness-walk Date: June 20, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 20, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 20, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 20, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/flow13 Date: June 20, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/craniosacral-relaxation Date: June 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/catch-release-fishing Date: June 20, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 20, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-chess Date: June 20, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 20, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 20, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-games Date: June 20, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 20, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 20, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 20, 2013

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 too 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.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 11:00 am 40.736, -73.9908 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 20, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 20, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:07 EDT