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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:37:49 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[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: July 10, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: July 10, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Domingo Quiñones in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summerstage-presents-domingo-quinones-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summerstage-presents-domingo-quinones-in-association-with-la-mega Date: July 10, 2014

Domingo Quiñones is a salsa singer, composer, producer and actor. Born on August 9, 1963 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Quiñones moved to Puerto Rico with his parents when he was four years old, later returning to New York City in 1977. He began his career there six years later with the Conjunto Nativo. He also performed with other groups, including the orchestra of Rafael de Jesús, with José Alberto “El Canario”, with Johnny Rodriguez and the Conjunto Clásico. In 1985 he replaced Roberto Lugo in the orchestra of Luis “Perico” Ortiz with whom he recorded four albums, including La vida en broma (1985), In Tradition (1986) and Perico (1987). He then sang for a time with Louie Ramirez and Roberto Roena. In 1990, he signed as a solo artist with RMM and released his first solo album: Domingo es mi nombre. After joining Tito Puente on his 100th record, Quiñones released his second solo album Pintando Lunas. That album included a duet entitled “Dos Amigos” with Tony Vega and a salsa version of the song “Crazy for You” which proved his great versatility. This was followed by six additional recordings with RMM, including one of his most important productions: “Se necesita un milagro”, selected as one of the most influential albums by the National Foundation for Popular Culture of Puerto Rico. Among his many popular songs was “Mi Negrita Me Espera”.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53505a17057a1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:09 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders Date: July 10, 2014

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Most recently, she was featured as Parasha in Mavra, as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. She has received awards from the Met’s National Council Auditions, the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Dallas Opera Guild Competition.

Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and a Samling Scholar. She made her Met debut in the Opening Night Gala of the 2008–09 season and has since appeared in the Met premiere of Nixon in China, new productions of Thaïs and Manon, and in Cavalleria Rusticana, Lulu, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, and Francesca da Rimini. Next season, she will appear in Xavier Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York and return to the Met as Lola in a new production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Yunpeng Wang (baritone) is in his first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he was featured as Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. He was a first prize–winner in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013 and recently won the Second Place Prize, the Zarzuela Prize, and the Audience Award at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition.

Dan Saunders is increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535058935fe12.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:10 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 10, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Strawberry Fields", a tribute to The Beatles.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bon Jersey: A Tribute to Bon Jovi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bon-jerseya-tribute-to-bon-jovi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bon-jerseya-tribute-to-bon-jovi Date: July 10, 2014

Enjoy a teriffic musical tribute to Bon Jovi! Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: July 10, 2014

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

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f4a0008c16.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 Date: July 10, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: 193rd Street Field (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 8:00 pm 40.7294, -73.7754 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 10, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/frozen Date: July 10, 2014

See the Disney movie, Frozen, on the lawn and under the trees.

There are also benches.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Keith Urban]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/gma-summer-concert-keith-urban http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/gma-summer-concert-keith-urban Date: July 11, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 11, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/sit-aerobics Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:15 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:46 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 11, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra Date: July 11, 2014

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5360142602ee0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:05 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53601472969fa.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:07 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Docent Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/greenbelt-docent-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/greenbelt-docent-training Date: July 11, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the Greenbelt, meet people interested in the local environment, and serve the community? If your answer is “yes,” the Greenbelt Docent Corps is a great opportunity for you. Learn additional background information about the Greenbelt, from facilities and trails to flora and fauna. Participants will receive a docent manual, filled with great information about the Greenbelt. This training is free and geared for adults over 18 years of age. Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-games Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/tai-chi1 Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 11, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/adaptive-activities Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/house-tours Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 11, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 11, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:08 EST
<![CDATA[Paws to Read OutLOUD for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/paws-to-read-outloud-for-kids-paws-to-read-outloud-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/paws-to-read-outloud-for-kids-paws-to-read-outloud-for-kids Date: July 11, 2014

What a unique way to get some summer reading in! Children ages 5 to 10 will have the opportunity to read nature poems and stories aloud to therapy dogs, then hike with the dogs in the woods.

We will have an OutLOUD volunteer with a licensed (and gentle, child-friendly) therapy dog, an adorable boxer named Sweetie Pie. Plus, Sweetie Pie will enjoy a walk in the woods.

Suitable for ages 5 to 10. Please register by email.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 907-0709

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/seasonal-crafts Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 11, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Wetland Clean-up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/wetland-cleanup Date: July 11, 2014

Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park is home to one of the few wetlands in Manhattan. Help clean up litter along the shoreline and cut back plants growing along the wetland’s edge while learning about the important role the wetland plays in the local ecology.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 11, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/fitness-bootcamp Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/family-camping Date: July 11, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 1st

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 6:00 pm 40.5828, -74.1241 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/teen-rock-your-seat Date: July 11, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 11, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ballet Hispanico's BHdos / Master Class: Ballet Hispanico's BHdos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-ballet-hispanicos-bhdos-masterclass-ballet-hispanicos-bhdos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-ballet-hispanicos-bhdos-masterclass-ballet-hispanicos-bhdos Date: July 11, 2014

Celebrating 43 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. Handpicked by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the talented pre-professional dancers of Ballet Hispanico’s second company BHdos bring the joy of dance and Latino culture to schools, communities and corporations. Join BHdos as they lead an engaging dance performance influenced by Spain and Latin America, featuring the impressive choreography from the current Ballet Hispanico repertory.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos

8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d850cd272e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: July 11, 2014

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

In Coraline 3D, an adventurous girl discovers a door to a seemingly perfect world in her new house, but she soon discovers this world has sinister secrets. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f4b023c933.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green presents The Moustache by Emmanuel Carrère]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green Date: July 11, 2014

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks & Recreation present the 7th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring classic and contemporary French films. This year theme: “Masculin / Masculin”.

Please note: Rain date is July 12.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:55 EST
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 Date: July 11, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Flashdance Theme Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-flashdance-theme-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-flashdance-theme-party Date: July 11, 2014

Lola Star reinvented the concept of the traditional Roller Rink with her original Dreamland Roller Rink on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Skaters flocked to Dreamland’s themed skate parties dressed in glittering 80s roller disco attire for great best roller disco DJs, fabulous skate dance contests, roller dance lessons, and a dazzling array of fabulous burlesque and carnival arts performers.

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco parties will begin with a Flashdance themed party on July 11th and continue every Friday night! Costumes that embody the glitz and glam of the1980’s is strongly encouraged at all Dreamland Roller Disco Parties.

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside Prospect Park is only $15.00 per person and includes admission and skate rentals.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside

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2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/rockaway-walks Date: July 12, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island PrideFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/staten-island-pridefest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/staten-island-pridefest Date: July 12, 2014

2014 marks the 10th annual celebration of Pride on Staten Island, from the boardwalk in Midland Beach, to the park and streets of St. George. Join the party to celebrate diversity and community. It's not just for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people of Staten Island, it's for everyone! Come celebrate with live music, artists, craft vendors, food trucks, drag performers, VIP beverage areas, and more. This day-long event has activities for the whole family.

The day kicks off with a Pride Day 5K PrideFest Run/Walk around the beautiful 83-acre campus. The run will be followed by an Interfaith Community Non-Denominational Service in the illustrious Tuscan Garden. The highlight of the day is the PrideFest Festival, where you can join with other community members and show that Staten Island has a large and growing diverse LGBTQ community!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 808-1365

Location: Snug Harbor

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6431, -74.1018 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: July 12, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park! Volunteers will clean up and beautify Thomas Boyland Park through painting the exercise equipment and cleaning the perimeter beds.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 403-1783

Location: Thomas Boyland Park

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6819, -73.9078 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 12, 2014

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Boomer's Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/boomers-cystic-fibrosis-run-to-breathe-4m1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/boomers-cystic-fibrosis-run-to-breathe-4m1 Date: July 12, 2014

Join Team Boomer for the fourth annual Run to Breathe and help win the fight against cystic fibrosis. Team Boomer celebrates while encouraging people with cystic fibrosis to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives to help them breathe.

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason began his fight when his son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a fatal respiratory disease that attacks the lungs. Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe helps support research for a cure, and benefits the thousands of Americans with cystic fibrosis to help them improve their quality of life.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (855) 5MY-NYRR

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363e6b5e75d6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bird-walk Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[City of Water Day: Ride to the Rockaways on the Jamaica Bay Greenway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/mwas-city-of-water-day-ride-to-the-rockaways-on-the-jamaica-bay-greenway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/mwas-city-of-water-day-ride-to-the-rockaways-on-the-jamaica-bay-greenway Date: July 12, 2014

Join NYC DOT's Greenways and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on a relaxed, family-friendly group ride to Rockaway Beach, traveling over the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Bring a bike lock, lunch money, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, and water.

We will ride mostly along off-street paths or along bike lanes, but will occasionally ride with traffic. Planned breaks for water and restrooms on Boardwalk, at Jacob Riis Park, and lunch stop at the Rockaway Beach concessions, including Breezy's BBQ. Ride marshals will drop off the group at Beach 90th train station to take the subway back, or you can ride home on your own.

Meet at Brooklyn College, on Bedford Rd at Campus Rd. Get there by taking the 2,5 train to Brooklyn College or the Q train to Avenue H. (Or ride your bike!) First 20 riders to arrive receive a coupon for a free lemonade sponsored by Breezy's BBQ

For more City of Water Day events, please visit http://www.cityofwaterday.org/

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Bedford Ave. and Campus Rd.

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 8:45 am 1:00 pm 40.6321, -73.9527 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b2f95a59c06.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/parent-me-yoga Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 12, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/tai-chi-chuan Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a874ec6c0b3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-moves Date: July 12, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farms Trolley Tour: Independent Spirit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-independent-spirit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-independent-spirit Date: July 12, 2014

This tour will feature some of the Bronx’s community-led food and garden projects. Our first stop is Padre Plaza Success Community Garden, where gardeners grow and cook healthy food, sell produce at their seasonal farmers' market and teach others about gardening in the community. We will have lunch at the Waterfront Garden in Soundview, an apt stop on City of Water Day. Finally, we will visit La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, a women-led, non-profit farm and community for food, family, gardening and fun.

Tour Guide: Dior Doward

Please arrive at station between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please call for details.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at the email below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Bronx Trolley Tour Pickup

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8266, -73.9295 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: July 12, 2014

Cut nature shapes from brightly multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns that will brighten and make magical your summer days and nights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b0e575c08.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: July 12, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:15 EST
<![CDATA[City of Water Day at the Sebago Canoe Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-the-sebago-canoe-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-the-sebago-canoe-club Date: July 12, 2014

Join the Sebago Canoe Club, National Park Service, and Regional Plan Association for a family-friendly event on the Jamaica Bay Waterfront. Whether you are an experience paddler or have never been on the water, City of Water Day is a great way to experience all that the bay has to offer. Open to the public, Sebago members will guide a number of kayak paddles from their clubhouse located on Paerdegat Basin out to the open waters of Jamaica Bay, as well as help guests to experience water activities like sailing, canoeing, and rowing in the basin.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 241-3683

Location: Sebago Canoe Club Clubhouse

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6271, -73.9024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b2fe5cf1a96.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[City of Water Day Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-festival Date: July 12, 2014

The City of Water Day Festival is a free day-long celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us and brings us together. Held on Governors Island and Maxwell Park in Hoboken, NJ, the event draws thousands of people from throughout the NY-NJ metropolitan region to participate in hundreds of unique, fun, and educational waterfront activities.

These activities will include a cardboard kayak race, live music, free boat tours, food, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Picnic Point

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6857, -74.0254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: July 12, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:46 EST
<![CDATA[Wolfe's Pond Pooches 2nd Annual Summer Fund Dog Wash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/wolfes-pond-pooches-2nd-annual-summer-fund-dog-wash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/wolfes-pond-pooches-2nd-annual-summer-fund-dog-wash Date: July 12, 2014

Gift your pup a "neck to tail" dog wash with hypoallergenic shampoo, and dried with a fresh towel.

There will also be a Luau-themed photo opp, raffles, dog-themed items, pet adoptions, refreshments 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 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5206, -74.184 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/green-team Date: July 12, 2014

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

For more information and to rsvp, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/kayaking Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA["Poe at Fordham"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-public-lecture-poe-at-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-public-lecture-poe-at-fordham Date: July 12, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez as he talks about Edgar Allan Poe's legacy in The Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc8b445fa05.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bryant-park-games Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Talk: Poe At Fordham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/talk-poe-at-fordham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/talk-poe-at-fordham Date: July 12, 2014

Mr. Angel Hernandez, Education Coordinator for the Bronx Historical society, will talk about the great writer's experience living in the Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Seining and Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/seining-and-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/seining-and-fishing Date: July 12, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from your home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release and first come, first serve. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans are great for kids of all ages.

Families and children 8 years and older are welcome in all other fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Paddling 101 (Basic)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/paddling-101-basic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/paddling-101-basic Date: July 12, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Pre-Registration is required.

For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 40.8859, -73.8967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Meet The Bees: A Hands-On Adventure in the Apiary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary Date: July 12, 2014

Get up close and personal with the bees of Wave Hill! Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Beekeeper Roger Repohl leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee. This workshop is appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and up accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b18bfc07516.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:30 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Art: In Full Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels Date: July 12, 2014

Georgia O’Keefe will always be known for her careful observational studies of flowers and objects found in nature.

Experiment with techniques using intense color, linear precision, and intricate detail as we create vibrant, dynamic compositions in chalk pastels based on her unique works.

Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed.

Class size is limited, and pre-paid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[City of Water Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/city-of-water-day-at-kaiser-park Date: July 12, 2014

Join the Catalyst Program from Partnerships for Parks for City of Water Day in Kaiser Park.

Learn about the history of Coney Island Creek, get your hands dirty with gardening projects, share your ideas for the future of the park, and participate in fun, family-friendly activities celebrating Kaiser Park and its waterfront!

Schedule
11:00-11:45: Take a walking tour of Coney Island Creek with historian Charles Denson of the Coney Island History Project

11:30-1:00: Participate in Tai Chi and fitness activities

11:30-2:00: Meet local groups who are working in Kaiser Park, design your ideal park and talk about your community

There will be a raffle with fun prizes!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 442-7677

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaad3c7f5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/esl-class Date: July 12, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/free-kayaking Date: July 12, 2014

Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.

Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet.

Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b6f4d1770d0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Little Free Library Launch Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/little-free-library-launch-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/little-free-library-launch-party Date: July 12, 2014

Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance to celebrate the two Little Free libraries in Marcus Garvey Park.

Enjoy arts and crafts and fun reading activities for children, as well as a quilt exhibit and poetry reading.

Meet the artists who designed the library facades.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd312b17872.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 12, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST