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, 31 Jul 2014 12:04:49 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[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: July 12, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 12, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/12x12-project Date: July 12, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 12, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/farmers-market-friday Date: July 12, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 12, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 12, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

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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<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/flow13 Date: July 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/catch-release-fishing Date: July 12, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Puppets, Music & Clowns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns Date: July 12, 2013

Dance, sing, laugh and have fun! Great for kids up to age 10.

July 12 - Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings

July 19 - Sing-along with Gina from Compass Arts

July 26 - Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo

August 2 - Sammie & Tudie: The Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 12, 2013

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12.

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/childrens-dance-class Date: July 12, 2013

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 4-10. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Morgana Rose is a certified teacher and company member of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company with Artistic Director Lori Belilove.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway & Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mister G]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/mister-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/mister-g Date: July 12, 2013

Popular, international children’s music artist, Mister G will be performing songs from his new, bilingual album,Chocolalala, inspired by his concerts for children in Latin America. His new CD blends Latin rhythms, traditional instruments, and Mister G's uniquely catchy song-writing for children. Bailamos!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d583126687.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Javaka Steptoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/javaka-steptoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/javaka-steptoe Date: July 12, 2013

Javaka Steptoe: Story teller/author/illustrator presents an interactive reading of Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow, a story of the young Jimi Hendrix. A children's book written by Gary Golio.

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. In this interactive story telling Javaka Steptoe chronicles Jimmy's creative journey from humble beginnings, to world renown electric Rock, Blues guitar legend Jimi Hendrix a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock 'n' roll.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4c002a791.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 12, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 12, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-chess Date: July 12, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 12, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 12, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-games Date: July 12, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 12, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kids-create Date: July 12, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/tai-chi Date: July 12, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 12, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 12, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-piano Date: July 12, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/north-woods Date: July 12, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Skills Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kayak-skills-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kayak-skills-session Date: July 12, 2013

Receive instruction and practice kayak strokes and skills each week. Children over 11 and adults are welcomed to participate in this program. No reservation required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bathhouse Entry Pavilion (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5661, -73.8701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4b85f77d13.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 12, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/blooming-naturalist Date: July 12, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 12, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nature-on-the-go Date: July 12, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Meadow Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sherman-creek-meadow-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sherman-creek-meadow-maintenance Date: July 12, 2013

Spend an evening weeding the meadow and restoring the trails in Sherman Creek while learning about the native wildflowers in the Sherman Creek Meadow.

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 12, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/family-camping Date: July 12, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 2.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 12, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[WAR / DJ set by DJ Afro in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/war-dj-set-by-dj-afro-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/war-dj-set-by-dj-afro-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 12, 2013

WAR’s long-hailed musical virtuosity and influences, which include Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Latin, have impacted their fans, as well as other musicians, regardless of race, generation, or genre. Founding member, Lonnie Jordan, states that this is one “WAR” that has truly brought people together for peace, love, and harmony. Their music and history transcends generations of pop culture and has a universal appeal to parents, grandparents, and children across the world. With over forty years in the music industry, WAR has had a profound influence on contemporary American music and continues to provide stellar live performances for today’s audiences.

Renowned for his role as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for GRAMMY nominated and Latin GRAMMY winning disco Funk stars Los Amigos Invisibles, DJ Afro (A.K.A. Jose Luis Pardo) has released remix compilations and an original album Free as a solo producer, collaborating with artists like Dmitri From Paris, Louie Vega and David Byrne and DJing at infamous NYC parties including Turntables on the Hudson, Giant Step, and PS-1.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c2bdd9cbd1.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Solshyne Band Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/solshyne-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/solshyne-band Date: July 12, 2013

Enjoy live music with a popular local classic rock band from Rockaway.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.97th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Nortec Collective Presents Bostich & Fussible, Mexican Institute of Sound, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nortec-collective-presents-bostich-fussible-mexican-institute-of-sound-mariachi-flor-de-toloache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nortec-collective-presents-bostich-fussible-mexican-institute-of-sound-mariachi-flor-de-toloache Date: July 12, 2013

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) returns with a high-energy mashup of traditional and modern sounds out of Mexico led by Tijuana’s Nortec Collective, whose founders Bostich and Fussible preside over live musicians and laptops to create an “amazing deconstruction of norteño DNA…that can propel a dance floor to delirium.” (NPR) Mexican Institute of Sound brings its own fusion of folk and electronica to the mix, and Mariachi Flor De Toloache, NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, holds down the traditional angle.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e4a45fbb0.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 12, 2013

Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations on the Pier 6. The class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: The Baby Soda Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band Date: July 12, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On July 12, The Baby Soda Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents Cheap Trick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-cheap-trick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-cheap-trick Date: July 12, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. The series kicks off with a performance by Cheap Trick. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

* Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:30 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Here Comes the Boom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/here-comes-the-boom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/here-comes-the-boom Date: July 12, 2013

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

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy - most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) - but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 8:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green Date: July 12, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation present the 5th annual Films on the Green Festival.

July 12 Marius and Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian

July 19 We won't grow old together by Maurice Pialat

* Rain Dates July 13 & 20

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Marius and Jeannette]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-marius-and-jeannette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-marius-and-jeannette Date: July 12, 2013

In Robert Guédiguian's 1997 film Marius and Jeannette, Jeannette, a single mother of two, works as a supermarket cashier, barely eking out a living for her family. Marius is the lone security guard for an abandoned cement factory. The two meet there when Marius catches Jeannette stealing cans of paint. Somewhat awkwardly, their affection develops.

The film is in French with English subtitles.

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française.”

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a8e5e1e06f4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: The Pirates! Band of Misfits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/river-flicks-for-kids-the-pirates-band-of-misfits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/river-flicks-for-kids-the-pirates-band-of-misfits Date: July 12, 2013

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

In this animated film, Pirate Captian sets out to defeat his rivals and win the Pirate of the Year Award by pillaging the most treasure. But with so many against him will he reach his goal?

Rated PG

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-07-12 2013-07-12 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: July 13, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break 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 for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

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 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/birding Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bird-walks Date: July 13, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 13, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a 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 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/12x12-project Date: July 13, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 13, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[All-Star 5K & Fun Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/allstar-5k-fun-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/allstar-5k-fun-run Date: July 13, 2013

Join Major League Baseball and New York Road Runners (NYRR) for the All-Star 5K & Fun Run benefiting Sandy Relief, presented by Nike.

This can't-miss All-Star experience will feature mascots, celebrities, and baseball legends. The 5K race will count as one of NYRR's 9+1 qualification races, and the 1.5 mile Fun Run is a great way to enjoy the All-Star festivities with the whole family. All participants will receive an exclusive All-Star 5K & Fun Run T-shirt. For more information or to register for the race please visit AllStarRun.nyrr.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park South West (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 am 40.6542, -73.9729 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: July 13, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 13, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. 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 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration, High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/forest-restoration-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/forest-restoration-high-rock-park Date: July 13, 2013

Join staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bebb792ea9.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Clove Lakes Park - Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/clove-lakes-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/clove-lakes-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 13, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

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 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/flow13 Date: July 13, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Urban Farms Trolley Tour: African-American Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bronx-urban-farms-trolley-tour-africanamerican-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bronx-urban-farms-trolley-tour-africanamerican-culture Date: July 13, 2013

This tour will feature the rich food and cultural landscape of the Bronx’s African Americans. Our first stop is Padre Plaza Success Community Garden, where gardeners grow food, cook healthy, and sell produce at their seasonal farmers market. Next stop, Taqwa Community Farm, an urban farm with chickens, bees, gardeners, and plants for food and medicine. Participants will round off the day at River Garden. Walk among the oversized vegetable plots and smell the flowers on a hot summer’s day. We will feature a gardening mini-workshop in the cool shade of the rain-water harvesting roof and shed. Lunch is included.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Trolley Tour

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7626, -73.9822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb340d19d9e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market 5th Season Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market-5th-season-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market-5th-season-opening Date: July 13, 2013

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is re-opening for its fifth season of healthy food and cultural activities for every generation.

The market is a community revitalization market project where conversations about food and farm issues happen in a safe multtigenerational place for community socialization and holistic cultural activities founded by Yonnette Fleming and 13 Hattie Carthan gardeners. We are proud to announce that since the creation of our first market on July 11, 2009 over 50,000 pounds of nutrient dense food has been distributed and over 10,000 pounds of fresh manure created from our market compost dropoff created . The Hattie Carthan Community Market offers shoppers and visitors an authentic, holistic ,community farm experience . The market hosts large-scale culinary festival events with live animals, cooking and agricultural demonstrations and educational workshops.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 13, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome. No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 13, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/catch-release-fishing Date: July 13, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: July 13, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Summer Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/greenthumb-summer-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/greenthumb-summer-festival-2013 Date: July 13, 2013

The team from GreenThumb invites you to join them this Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem for the 2013 GreenThumb Summer Festival!

This festival serves to recognize and celebrate GreenThumb community gardeners throughout New York City. We will have live music and dance, radio station WBLS on site as well as raffle prizes. Additionally, there will be face painting, arts and crafts, food demonstrations as well as a full size garden on display courtesy of the Urban Garden Center. Come meet GreenThumb’s many partner organizations and learn about the resources we offer to help New Yorkers grow successful urban gardens.

This event is co-sponsored by New York State Assembly Member Keith L.T. Wright and NYC Council Member Inez Dickens. Our greening partners for this event include: Circle of Brothers, Project Harmony, Green Guerillas, GrowNYC, New York Restoration Project, NYC Community Garden Coalition, Black Urban Growers, Boswyck Farms, Citizens Committee for NY, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Community Environmental Center, Food Bank for New York City, Hip Hop Public Health, Manhattanville Houses Resident Green Committee, NYC Compost Project in Manhattan, Corbin Hill Farms, Heritage Rose Foundation, and Casa De Frela.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8062

Location: Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9472 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c86f4d45f37.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[New York City’s Threatened and Endangered Shore Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/new-york-citys-threatened-and-endangered-shore-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/new-york-citys-threatened-and-endangered-shore-birds Date: July 13, 2013

Did you know that the Urban Park Rangers manage an endangered species nesting area here in NYC? Learn all about our efforts to conserve the Piping Plover and other rare shorebirds. Space is limited. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 40.5908, -73.768 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/arty-hours Date: July 13, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: July 13, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. 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 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy Crawlies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/creepy-crawlies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/creepy-crawlies Date: July 13, 2013

Creepy Crawlies
The itsy bitsy spider is fun to learn about, and the insects are too. Hear all about creepy crawlies during this interactive family-friendly program which includes a short walk. You may wish to bring water and sun and insect protection.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4c0caeb1be.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/kayaking Date: July 13, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

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 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: July 13, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: July 13, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/aerobics-class Date: July 13, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Forts Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/northern-forts Date: July 13, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

For directions, please call (212) 860-1370.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/conservatory-garden-tour Date: July 13, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockspot Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/rockspot-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/rockspot-bike-tour Date: July 13, 2013

Join us for biking and birding along Jamaica bay with Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. The tour will make various stops along the Jamaica Bay shoreline to explore the natural wildlife and ecology of the area.

We have a select number of bikes that can be loaned for this tour. Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis. Advanced registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Boulevard

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5921, -73.7889 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/basic-canoeing Date: July 13, 2013

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

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 13, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-chess Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 13, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 13, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-games Date: July 13, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art - Adult Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/nature-of-art-adult-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/nature-of-art-adult-summer-series Date: July 13, 2013

Very van Gogh: Study the works of famed Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, and then turn your creative juices loose. Experiment with oil pastels and discover the elements of his unique style and technique as we create vibrantlty expressive contoured forms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/kids-create Date: July 13, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Cob Oven Workshop at Imani Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cob-oven-workshop-at-imani-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cob-oven-workshop-at-imani-garden Date: July 13, 2013

Cob ovens are ideal for community gardens in that they can be made cheaply from locally available materials. Garden members can raise money by baking bread or making pizza in the ovens. Please come and enjoy this informative workshop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 496-5139

Location: Imani Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6762, -73.933 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 13, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Rolie Polie Guacamole]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-rolie-polie-guacamole http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-rolie-polie-guacamole Date: July 13, 2013

Rolie Polie Guacamole with a perfect recipe of rock, funk and folk to keep you eating healthy and staying active.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Fishing With Frederick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/handson-history-fishing-with-frederick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/handson-history-fishing-with-frederick Date: July 13, 2013

Rufus & Mary King's youngest son Frederick loved to fish for pigs! Enjoy a day of fishing at King Manor. Fish in our magnetic fishing pond instead of trying to catch a pig! Create your own fish or pig craft to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 13, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Liberty Learning Garden Herbal Tea Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-herbal-tea-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-herbal-tea-making-workshop Date: July 13, 2013

Learn how to prepare basic herbal teas to sip your way to better health or simply a more soothed state-of-mind. Participants will learn about the healing properties of herbs then make several tea recipes to take home.

Use the link below to purchase tickets.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Liberty Learning Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7832 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c1d5f09b7dd.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[4th Annual Raritan Bay Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/4th-annual-raritan-bay-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/4th-annual-raritan-bay-festival Date: July 13, 2013

Join the Conference House Park Conservancy and NYC Parks as we celebrate the the 4th Annual Raritan Bay Festival! There will be live music, food, activities for the kids and free kayaking!

Co-sponsored by the Tottenville Civic Association, the New York Aquarium and Kayak Staten Island.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d1d9e821476.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/family-day Date: July 13, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, and more! Sponsored by Council Member Leroy Comrie.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/brooklyn-hiphop-festival-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/brooklyn-hiphop-festival-family-day Date: July 13, 2013

The 9th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) returns this week with events to celebrate Hip-Hop music and culture!

Family Day is a good old fashioned, pop the sprinklers, speakers in the window, block party. Before we get busy on our last day, we take a moment for the little duns. Family Day is a time for parents, babies, teens and grandma to have some 'momma' approved fun while we teach the youth about what Hip Hop is all about. Come enjoy kid-friendly music, demos, workshops and more from a whole host of local, community oriented organizations.

This event is immediately followed by the Final Throwdown, with performances by EPMD, Redman, Pusha T, Dizzy Wright, Soul Understated, DJ Enuff's tribute to MCA, along with upcoming local talent: F.Stokes, Danse Daimons, Justo, DyMe-A-Duzin, Dillon Cooper and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/forest-crew-training-session Date: July 13, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:04:49 EDT