NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:16:13 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[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: July 27, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding1 Date: July 27, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave Date: July 27, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/family-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/family-nature-hike-light Date: July 28, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/kayak-freshkills-park Date: July 28, 2013

Join us as members of the Freshkills Park team guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak. Kayaks, life vests and safety training will be provided.

Meeting location is accessible only by personal vehicle (location and directions will be provided upon confirmation); there is no bicycle or public transit access at this time. This tour will be limited to participants ages 18 and up. Strict limit of two spots per request.

Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of prospective participants exceeds the capacity. Register for the lottery by email.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park

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2013-07-28 2013-07-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: July 29, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Young Artists in The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/young-artists-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/young-artists-in-the-park Date: July 30, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to unforeseen funding short falls beyond our control we have to CANCEL the Art in the Park program. In future , we have to have community volunteers to assist in the programs. On Sept 14, when we have the Park's Birthday Party it would be helpful to have 6-8 adults help out. Call 442-0336 to volunteer. Refer to our websites for future updates. - See more at: http://westerleighpark.com

Children of all ages will get watercolor lessons by the gazebo in beautiful Westerleigh Park. Each week there will be a different scene to paint.

NOTE: We will be outdoors, so please remember bug repellent and sunscreen for your child. An adult MUST accompany young children. Beverages will be available. The program will be cancelled if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Motown Revue / Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue1 Date: July 30, 2013

Originating in the “Motor Town” of Detroit, Michigan, The Motown Record Corporation fused the style of Soul music with a definitive Pop influence which brought its individual style to the top of the charts in the 1960s and 1970s. The genre is known for its energy and its bounce, and played an important role in racial integration by becoming a crossover success. Popular Motown artists which gave the genre its international popularity include The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, The Jackson 5, and the Funk Brothers.

SummerStage presents a night dedicated to Motown's most influential musicians and some of the greatest hits of the Motown decades.

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a36496f9.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman Date: July 30, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors. Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/weekday-weed-warriors Date: July 31, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[The Persuasions / Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-persuasions-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-persuasions-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 31, 2013

The Persuasions, an A Capella group which humbly started out on the street corners of Brooklyn, proudly boast their forty plus years together with only its founding members. Often referred to the undisputed “Kings of A Capella,” this global phenomenon has a heavy influence of Gospel, Soul, with a healthy dose of Pop and has released 26 albums since their beginning in 1962. The group has infused classic songs with their own powerful style, often referred to as “Persuasion-izing it,” to create a new musical experience. Dedicated and new fans alike are inspiration for the members to keep performing for over half a century.

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a9bd741e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Johnny Ray & Salsa con Clase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/johnny-ray-salsa-con-clase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/johnny-ray-salsa-con-clase Date: August 1, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Born in Quebradillas, a small town in the western coast of Puerto Rico, Johnny Ray is a famed percussionist and band leader. After almost four decades as a musician and director of his own band, and forty- three recordings under his belt, Johnny Ray is, undoubtedly, one of the most accomplished salseros in the business. Still in the music game today, he has been one of the favorite dancing groups for the true salseros around the world. His experience as a solid band leader has also turned him into a music tactician and his sound remains in the vanguard of the newest musical trends.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4e3decb80.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 2, 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: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Seahorse Boogie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/seahorse-boogie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/seahorse-boogie Date: August 2, 2013

Bring the whole family and join us at the Gazebo for a night of dancing and fun.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5896, -74.0655 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 3, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/freshkills-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/freshkills-park-tour Date: August 3, 2013

All slots available for this tour have been filled and registration is now closed.

Join us for a tour of Freshkills Park coinciding with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibit Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park. The Freshkills Park team will be joined by the LAGI team for a one-of-a-kind tour offering perspectives of the future of Freshkills Park in the realms of art, energy, and design. This tour is free, but advanced registration is required. The tour is two hours long and will leave from the St. George Ferry Terminal (Shuttle meets at the staircase leading to the ballfield). Reserve your spot now by emailing artsandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 3, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Be a Citizen Scientist at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park Date: August 3, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Calling all nature lovers! Freshkills Park needs help to do a wildlife count at one of our wetland sites. Want to use your love of nature to help the park thrive? Join us Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Schmul Park and we will journey in to our wetlands for a day of discovery. Feel free to bring along water, binoculars, field guides, friends, and a sense of adventure!

Please email michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP and let us know you'll be coming.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7c28669f28.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping Date: August 3, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Zany Umbrella Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/zany-umbrella-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/zany-umbrella-circus Date: August 5, 2013

My Grandfathers Circus

"My grandfather grew up in South Dakota during the great depression. This fifty-five minute show is based on his stories and how he had fun during a very adverse time creating a circus out of the dust bowl. Every day farm objects come to life and find excitement in unexpected places. This show was written for children in the Gulf Region post hurricane Katrina and has been performed at the White House, the National Storytelling Convention, and for the Mass MoCA museum. Circus arts performed in this show include and are not limited to juggling, slack rope walking, prop manipulation, unicycle, and many more."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5191372bd04ce.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 5, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 6, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 7, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 7, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman Date: August 7, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:00 pm 40.6408, -74.1358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic1 Date: August 8, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Illstyle & Peace Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions Date: August 9, 2013

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4aae88fa8.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: Kites in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kites-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kites-in-flight Date: August 9, 2013

This event has been canceled.

Come fly with us…Make your own kite and watch it soar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Great Kills Park

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R016 Great Kills Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5561, -74.1039 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 10, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 10, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Event hosted by MillionTreesNYC and NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project Date: August 10, 2013

Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City GREEN by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required - just show up ready to do some tree care!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1125 Bay Street

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6157, -74.067 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing Date: August 10, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

This is a basic program, great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up and Go! Family Adventure Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race Date: August 10, 2013

This exciting parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! The race takes place on a course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and the final run to the finish line.

  • All finishers receive completion medals
  • Awards for top finishers in each age group
  • Two races based on age group: 8-10 at 11:00 a.m.; 11-13 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Teams consist of one parent and up to two children in same age group

$10 entry fee per team. Entries are limited: register now!

To enter the race, visit the City Parks Foundation website: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/kids-fitness/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race/

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f1c842afb44.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 10, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/beach-volleyball Date: August 10, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/freshwater-fishing Date: August 11, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Robbi K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/robbi-k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/robbi-k Date: August 12, 2013

Robbi K & Friends bring a level of excitement to music, through Jazz improvisation, to delight audiences with an unexpected presentation of favorite and original songs. Supported by an amazing band of versatile, smart and gifted musicians, her personable demeanor is the essence of the show. Her "joie-de-vivre" and voice give her many opportunities to perform in many locations and languages to a variety of people, all who love to sing, dance and participate in the joyfulness of jazz.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 12, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 13, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 14, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Little Club Heads]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads Date: August 14, 2013

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is spinning your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12 months to 10 years old and their parents. At our events, parents can socialize with each other while children have an opportunity to mingle, dance, and stay fit. After over 100 events and entertaining thousands of guests over the past 4 years, Little Club Heads is excited to bring it's high energy party to Summer Stage Kids. Little Club Heads DJ Nubby and Bubby will be spinning all the latest dance records and performing some original dance songs from the Little Club Heads Kids Album "Dance Beats For Kids."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d54c63ea35.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kite in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kite-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kite-in-flight Date: August 14, 2013

Join us and make your own kite and watch it soar through the sky for all to see.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 14, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 15, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Castles in the Sand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/castles-in-the-sand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/castles-in-the-sand Date: August 15, 2013

Ever dreamed of having your own castle? Then come out and join us for an afternoon of fun while building you very own sand castle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 16, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/family-camping Date: August 16, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 6.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Prom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/senior-prom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/senior-prom Date: August 16, 2013

Dance the night away in our Senior Prom Dance at the South Beach Gazebo.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5896, -74.0655 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 17, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/forest-restoration-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/forest-restoration-at-high-rock-park Date: August 17, 2013

Join staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails.

All events are listed on our website below. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and Tools are provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bed122fe52.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/back-to-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/back-to-the-beach Date: August 17, 2013

Come celebrate and head Back To the Beach. There will be lots of fun and excitement for the whole family, including volleyball, tug of war, potato sack races, balloon toss, arts & crafts and more.

Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 17, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 17, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beach-volleyball Date: August 17, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Beverly Hills Chihuahua]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beverly-hill-chihuahua http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beverly-hill-chihuahua Date: August 17, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a pampered Chihuahua accustomed to the living the good life in glamorous Beverly Hills must rein in her heiress instincts and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to find her way back home after becoming hopelessly lost in Mexico.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 8:00 pm 40.5023, -74.2541 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/back-to-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/back-to-the-beach Date: August 18, 2013

Our Back to the Beach celebration continues with even more fun and excitement for the whole family: Volleyball, Tug of war, potato sack races, balloon toss, arts & crafts and much much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/famiy-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/famiy-nature-hike-light Date: August 18, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 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: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 19, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 20, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 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: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 21, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies Date: August 21, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Slimefest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest Date: August 21, 2013

Come get messy with us! Join us in our Slimefest for an afternoon of fun. Some of the races are the baked bean relay, the applesauce hat race, the water balloon toss, and the jelly slide.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/frogwatch-usa Date: August 21, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. Frog Watch 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. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot.

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 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 22, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: August 22, 2013

The National Park Service will hold a series of open houses to allow the public to comment on the DRAFT General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area.

Gateway is at a crossroads and a new vision is necessary to shape the park’s future. The General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will help park managers focus on what is most important in carrying out a new 20-year vision for Gateway.

The National Park Service invite you to attend one of our public open houses to learn more about the general management plan and provide your comments in person.

The next open house is Thursday, August 22, 4 to 8 pm: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120, Staten Island. Subsequent open houses will be:

  • Tuesday, September 10, 4 to 8 pm: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Thursday, September 12, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

Location: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6036, -74.0588 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 23, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic tale of a group of heroes who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 24, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 24, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beach-volleyball Date: August 24, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/learn-to-fly-day Date: August 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled and rescheduled for Oct 27, 2013. Our Next Learn To Fly Day is Sept 22, 2013

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10am till 11:30am and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: LaTourette Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park Date: August 25, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 1:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 26, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 27, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie Date: August 27, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors. Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Annie, a movie based on the popular Broadway musical, is the charming story of an orphaned girl seeking a home.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 8:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 28, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Slimefest Junior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/slimefest-junior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/slimefest-junior Date: August 28, 2013

Kids will enjoy an afternoon of fun including the whipped cream doodle hats and more. There will be fun for all the little ones.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.5322, -74.2095 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 29, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 31, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 31, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun Dog Wash sponsored by Wolfe's Pond Pooches]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/summer-fun-dog-wash-sponsored-by-wolfes-pond-pooches http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/summer-fun-dog-wash-sponsored-by-wolfes-pond-pooches Date: August 31, 2013

This "Neck to Tail" dog wash will be administered by one of our caring staff. All dogs washed with hypoallergenic shampoo and each dog dried with a fresh towel! There will also be a raffle, themed basket drawing, a t-shirt and car magnet sale, snow cones, cake pops, other refreshments, homemade dog biscuits, and more

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5206, -74.184 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fresh Water Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/fresh-water-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/fresh-water-fishing Date: August 31, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 40.6174, -74.1117 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/beach-volleyball Date: August 31, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/01/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/01/basic-canoeing Date: September 1, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This basic program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-01 2013-09-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 2, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-02 2013-09-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-wreckit-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-wreckit-ralph Date: September 6, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 6:00 pm 40.5402, -74.1418 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 7, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/family-camping Date: September 7, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 28.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967.3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Cool: Paper Bead Bracelets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets Date: September 8, 2013

Join us for a fun-filled workshop where everyday materials are transformed into an eco-chic accessory for your back-to-school- wardrobe. No experience necessary; we'll show you what to do. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5839, -74.1254 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 9, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Caring for Young Trees at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/clove-lakes-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/clove-lakes-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: September 10, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Clove Lakes Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help restore the forest of Clove Lakes Park. 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. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at Slosson Avenue and Drake Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies Date: September 13, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

Goonies follows a group of misfit kids as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 6:00 pm 40.5322, -74.2095 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 13, 2013

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eating friend -- the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn some fascinating facts. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 14, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding Date: September 14, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Design Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival Date: September 14, 2013

Come help us imagine the future of Faber Park at our Community Design Carnival! There will be games and activities for the whole family and folks can learn how to get involved in future improvements in Faber Park. We will have food and prizes for all so don't miss this great event!

All Activities in english and spanish.

Faber Park is one of the hidden jewels of the Staten Island North Shore waterfront. Located along the Kill Van Kull and at the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, the views of the working waterfront are unlike any other in the City. Come learn all about it on September 14.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[September Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/september-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/september-celebration Date: September 14, 2013

237th Anniversary of the 1776 Peace Conference

A fun-filled event for the whole family including children’s activities, historic house tours, re-enactments, crafters, colonial dancing, colonial outdoor cooking, live music, and so much more.

Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 15


Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-0415

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166b36184309.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hills and Dales of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt Date: September 15, 2013

On this vigorous, long distance hike, we will climb Moses Mountain and Heyerdahl Hill and descend into the valley of Buck’s Hollow. Giant trees, migrating birds, and majestic views await to be discovered.

Space is limited. Register on Thursday, September 5.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:14 EDT