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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:03:49 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[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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: July 13, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

For directions, please call (212) 794-4064.

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: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates! Presents Paul Mueller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: July 13, 2013

Come have a family play date with your children and their friends at this outdoor kiddie party featuring a children’s performer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun.

Paul Mueller – Drumming & Hammered Dulcimer

Paul will play upbeat rhythmic tunes on his 68 stringed dulcimer that will get the audience moving. Interactive percussion participation will be encouraged during the performance. Brief explanations will include the history of this beautiful instrument that was originally played over 2,000 years ago in Persia.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165b5d528317.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: July 13, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 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 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Puppet Mobile at the Liberty Learning Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cpf-puppet-mobile-at-the-liberty-learning-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/cpf-puppet-mobile-at-the-liberty-learning-garden Date: July 13, 2013

City Parks Foundation's Puppet Mobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions and puppet-making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge. Traveling the five boroughs of the city in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, we bring entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.

In our current production of "Little Red's Hood", 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. Come watch this original show created specifically for the PuppetMobile and find out what happens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Liberty Learning Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7832 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c1cfd16569e.gif Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 13, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Film Screening & Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/women-in-comics-film-screening-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/women-in-comics-film-screening-panel-discussion Date: July 13, 2013

This film screening of Justice Woman will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Crew Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/compost-crew-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/compost-crew-training-session1 Date: July 13, 2013

The Sherman Creek Compost Site keeps nutrient–rich compostable materials from ending up in land–fills and transforms them into finished compost that can be used to amend poor soils and help new plantings. In this Compost Crew training session, you will learn about New York Restoration Project’s Composting Program; how to create windrows with compost from the Green Market and NYRP’s New Leaf Café; and how to sift finished compost so that it can be used in our community gardens and parks. Anyone interested in joining NYRP’s Compost Crew every Saturday afternoon should attend this training session.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8588, -73.923 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/saltwater-fishing Date: July 13, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:00 pm 40.8561, -73.9405 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/columbia-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/columbia-winds-ensemble-concert Date: July 13, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Performance from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/recycletoart Date: July 13, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 13, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm Date: July 13, 2013

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 13, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/the-ramble Date: July 13, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Julieta Venegas / Carla Morrison / Alex Anwandter in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/julietta-venegas-carla-morrison-alex-anwandter-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/julietta-venegas-carla-morrison-alex-anwandter-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 13, 2013

Julieta Venegas is a renowned Mexican singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. With over six released albums to date, Venegas has sold more than 9 million copies of her albums worldwide. The Washington Post describes Venegas as a different sort of artist. “While many of her songs will entice you to get up and dance, there is also an intimacy to her work that comes through even for those whose Spanish doesn't go much beyond “hola.” Throughout the years, Venegas has received myriad nominations and recognitions, including winning several GRAMMY Awards and five Latin GRAMMY Awards. With Moments, Venegas’ 6th album, released in March of 2013, it is evident that this she is continuing her dominance in the Latin music world.

Carla Morrison is a Mexican Alternative-Pop songstress with international recognition who released her debut, self-produced EP back in 2010. Only two years later, she won 2 Latin GRAMMY Awards – Best Alternative Album and Best Alternative Song – for her most recent and most personal album yet, Dejenme Llorar (Let Me Cry) released in 2012. Her angelically peaceful and lamenting voice brings listeners on an emotional rollercoaster with moments of both heartbreak and uplifting hope, which touch both their ears and their hearts. MTV Iggy has taken notice of Morrison’s captivating presence when she stands on stage with just her pure voice and a guitar, boastings that her “no-frills approach to music-making comes easy for an artist like Morrison, who has talent to spare.”

Named by TIME Magazine as an artist “poised for US stardom" Alex Anwandter brings together 80's-influenced dance music and emotional songwriting, presented with an engaging live performance full of intimacy and showmanship. His solo debut Rebeldes features poignant lyrics that tug at heart-strings, while crisp percussion and upbeat basslines keep the body moving. The album has been featured everywhere from PerezHilton.com to Vice, MTV Iggy and Billboard, with NPR celebrating his music video homage to “Paris is Burning” for its courageous message of equality, love, and acceptance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c2c7772cd9.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 13, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through 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 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/family-camping Date: July 13, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing Date: July 13, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Come join West Coast Swing enthusiasts and get a free lesson from 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0c2452543.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: July 13, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a Zumba class

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7791, -73.9212 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: The Yowana Sari Gamelan Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/music-in-the-garden-the-yowana-sari-gamelan-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/music-in-the-garden-the-yowana-sari-gamelan-orchestra Date: July 13, 2013

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee, and be transported to Bali with the beautiful sounds of the Yowana Sari Gamelan orchestra.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ghetto Brothers / Screening: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation and LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/the-ghetto-brothers-screening-from-mambo-to-hip-hop-a-south-bronx-tale-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/the-ghetto-brothers-screening-from-mambo-to-hip-hop-a-south-bronx-tale-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 13, 2013

Forming in the Bronx streets during the 1960s, The Ghetto Brothers uplifted their NYC community through Hip-Hop music, helping to eradicate pushers from their neighborhood, cleaning up parks and garbage-strewn empty lots, and enlisting interest in community involvement. Soon after they formed, The Ghetto Brothers quickly cooked up a potent, NYC-flavored musical stew that gained the attention of local record stores with their soulful Hip-Hop songs. In 1972, The Ghetto Brothers released their debut album, Power Fuerza¸ which was a beautiful, innocent audio snapshot by three brothers, their friends, and a powerful gang of musical energy. In 2011, The Ghetto Brothers released Power Fuerza – Deluxe Reissue, which NPR describes as “a time capsule of sorts, but its message hasn't dulled with the intervening years: Choose guitars over guns, and let music be your mayhem.”

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale is an hour-long documentary that tells the story about the creative life of the South Bronx. Beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York Salsa sound and continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood but not the creative spirit of its people; the film chronicles the rise of Hip-Hop from the ashes. A charismatic reflection on the power of a neighborhood’s music, the film effortlessly chronicles the evolution from Mambo to Hip-Hop; which has taken the world’s pop culture by storm. The documentary, directed by Henry Chalfant features interviews with numerous famed musicians and dancers that showcases the history and diversity of Hip-Hop's reach.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769f0e6d96c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Dracula with the Philip Glass Ensemble / Kishi Bashi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/dracula-with-the-philip-glass-ensemble-kishi-bashi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/dracula-with-the-philip-glass-ensemble-kishi-bashi Date: July 13, 2013

Music & Movies

The last time we screened the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic, DRACULA with Philip Glass' equally classic original score performed live, thunder rolled, lightening streaked the sky, and torrents of rain worthy of Transylvania chased everyone out of the park half way through. We’re having another go in honor of our 35th season, and adding an opening set by the diabolically talented violinist and singer Kishi Bashi, a cohort of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal “who's creating something haunting, beautiful and maybe a little off-kilter through the technology of looping.” (NPR)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e6253401d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[All-Star Charity Concert Starring New York Philharmonic With Special Guest Mariah Carey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/allstar-charity-concert-starring-new-york-philharmonic-with-special-guest-mariah-carey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/allstar-charity-concert-starring-new-york-philharmonic-with-special-guest-mariah-carey Date: July 13, 2013

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game is coming to Citi Field on July 16. For information about the game, the All-Star Charity Concert and other All-Star events in New York City, visit nycgo.com/mlb-all-star-game.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-13 2013-07-13 7:30 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/13/the-lorax Date: July 13, 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.

The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-07-13 2013-07-13 8:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 14, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 14, 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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2013-07-14 2013-07-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/12x12-project Date: July 14, 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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2013-07-14 2013-07-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 14, 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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2013-07-14 2013-07-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/flow13 Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/catch-release-fishing Date: July 14, 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautification Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/beautification-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/beautification-event Date: July 14, 2013

Help maintain the park by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in clean up, painting and planting. Need volunteer hours for school or work? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you!

Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 14, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: July 14, 2013

Weekend Volunteer Corps is a wonderful opportunity for groups and individuals to get their hands dirty with projects throughout the park. Participants must pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad07b7565e6.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 14, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 14, 2013

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 40.6674, -73.9726 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-chess Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-games Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: July 14, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/kids-create Date: July 14, 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: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cob Oven Workshop at Imani Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/cob-oven-workshop-at-imani-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/cob-oven-workshop-at-imani-garden Date: July 14, 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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2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6762, -73.933 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 14, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 14, 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 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/seneca-village Date: July 14, 2013

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/intermediate-canoeing Date: July 14, 2013

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

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/freshwater-fishing Date: July 14, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 378-2061

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 14, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 14, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: July 14, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs' Laughter in the Park 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 Date: July 14, 2013

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of six weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

These shows have been covered by the NY Times, listed in the NY Post as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 419-5515

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb74910d0c5.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Storytelling with Tammy Hall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall Date: July 14, 2013

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad06f2d6eb1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 14, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/views-from-the-past Date: July 14, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fanfare Ciocarlia / Red Baraat / DJ sets by Joro Boro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/fanfare-ciocrlia-red-baraat-dj-sets-by-joro-boro-forewords-panel-the-ascent-of-gypsy-culture-in-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/fanfare-ciocrlia-red-baraat-dj-sets-by-joro-boro-forewords-panel-the-ascent-of-gypsy-culture-in-america Date: July 14, 2013

Fanfare Ciocarlia is one of the world's greatest live bands, their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse. The National Geographic has said “the music of Fanfare Ciocarlia pulls not only from the band's homeland but also rhythms from Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia to make a complete Balkan stew.” The Romanian group’s breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet and sour horns is quite different from any other brass band on earth. Having released eight albums, several of which have topped the European World Music charts, Fanfare Ciocarlia has performed at concerts around the world, showcasing their unique style and unconventional ways. Put simply: nobody does it better, harder, faster, funkier than Fanfare Ciocarlia.

Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound -- a merging of hard driving North Indian Bhangra rhythms with elements of Jazz, Go-Go, brass Funk, and Hip-Hop. Although Red Baraat has performed at prestigious venues such as the White House and the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, their bread and butter remains the sweaty clubs, festivals, packed performing arts centers, and college auditoriums that have kept the band on the road all over the world. Their new album, Shruggy Ji, debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts and received critical praise from NPR to the Wall Street Journal.

DJ Joro-Boro is a crunk charlatan from the Balkans, who plays and promotes etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass - the dirty local side of globalization force-fed back into a party without borders detonating the conglomerated mono-culture. DJ Joro-Boro hosted “MoGlo” (Modern Global) on Radio New York 91.5FM, has toured with Balkan Beat Box, and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Tinariwen.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c326abea59.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-park Date: July 14, 2013

The New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks, a popular New York tradition, is back for its 48th year. New York Philharmonic Brass gives a Free Indoor Concert at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Conductor TBD

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Location: College of Staten Island Center for the Arts

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2013-07-14 2013-07-14 3:00 pm 40.6086, -74.1536 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[the little OPERA theatre of ny: Liberte, Egalite, et Fraternite]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/the-little-opera-theatre-of-ny-presents-libert-egalit-et-fraternit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/the-little-opera-theatre-of-ny-presents-libert-egalit-et-fraternit Date: July 14, 2013

This Bastille Day, the little OPERA theatre of ny, in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park, will present an afternoon of free French opera with Liberte, Egalite, et Fraternite. Composers will include Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Francis Poulenc, Umberto Giordano, and Georges Bizet.

Chevalier de Saint-Georges, often called “The Black Mozart,” lived and fought during the revolution. Born in Guadeloupe, he was the son of a French Plantation owner and a slave who moved to Paris to live in Marie Antoinette’s court. The concert at Socrates Sculpture Park features music from his opera L’Amant anonyme, [1780], which tells the story of a lover who is afraid to reveal his true identity to the object of his affections.

Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc was written during the twentieth century, but is set during the period of the French revolution. It looks at the events of the revolution and terror from the perspective of the nuns and clergy who maintained their ideals throughout the time of upheaval.

In Andrea Chénier, Italian verismo composer Umberto Giordano was inspired by events of the revolution, and the historical French poet André Chénier, who was executed during the final days of the “Reign of Terror.”

The spirit of the independence is embodied in what is perhaps the most iconic and popular of French operas, Carmen, by Georges Bizet. An operatic tribute to French culture would not be complete without it.

Featured in the concert are Emmy winning soprano Adrienne Danrich (Aida/Annapolis Opera, Tulsa Opera; This Little Light of Mine/Milwaukee Public Television; Serena, Porgy and Bess/Cincinnati Opera, Skylight Music Theater); mezzo soprano MaryAnn McCormick (Soeur Mathilde, Dialogues des Carmélites, Die Walküre/MET upcoming Suzuki, Madame Butterfly/Lyric Opera of Chicago; Dr. Sun Yat Sen/Santa Fe Opera); soprano Jennifer Moore (Mimì, La bohème; Ninetta, La gazza ladra (Bronx Opera); Dialogues des Carmélites, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble); baritone Robert Balonek (¡Figaro90210/Morningside Opera; upcoming: Handel’s Alceste/the American Classical Orchestra; Escamillo, Carmen/ Opera Hamilton); tenor Aubry Bryan (Mon Pauvre Coeur, Les Musique des Créoles Noirs, An Evening with Chevalier de Saint-Georges); and tenor Nicholas Simpson (Beethoven's Missa solemnis/Brooklyn Symphony; l sogno di Scipione/Gotham Opera, upcoming Silent Night/Fort Worth Opera).

The concert will be led by from the piano by music director Catherine Miller (Opera: The Reformed Drunkard, Travelers, The Mother of Us All, Two Little Tragedies of Pushkin, The Bohemians, Man in a Black Coat/ the little OPERA theatre of ny), and directed by Philip Shneidman (Founder of the little opera theatre of NY). Shneidman’s most recent work was Gluck’s The Reformed Drunkard in a new adaptation and translation, and Travelers, an original double bill of two one act operas by Gustav Holst. For little OPERA he has also directed Mitridate, re di Ponto - the NYC stage premiere; La finta giardiniera, The Mother of Us All with the artist Sherrie Levine; and 2 Little Tragedies of Pushkin with Mungo Thomson.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47bb928dfb.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Dances 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/washington-square-dances-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/washington-square-dances-2013 Date: July 14, 2013

Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will bring “Washington Square Dances 2013” a community collaborative event featuring an interactive performance in Washington Square Park celebrating the historic renovation of the park and presented for participants and audiences of all ages.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Drums and Dance of India]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays1 Date: July 14, 2013

Drums and Dance of India / sounds and moves from India.

Experience the classical performing arts of India with the unprecedented all-female percussion ensemble Taalika: Women of Tabla, and acclaimed kathak dancer, Jin Won. The evening starts off with high-energy drumming by the New Jersey-based Taalika trio. Then the mood switches to the graceful, beautiful and rhythmic choreography of classical dancer, Jin Won.

Vibrantly danceable live music in Riverside Park South accompanied by spectacular sunsets along the Hudson River every Sunday in July at 7pm for free. All ages welcome.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-14 2013-07-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a708a40700.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/early-morning-yoga Date: July 15, 2013

This hour-long yoga class integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels are welcome. Limited mats available.

Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating.

The 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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-15 2013-07-15 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 15, 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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2013-07-15 2013-07-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/tai-chi-mornings Date: July 15, 2013

The summer classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over seven years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-15 2013-07-15 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/12x12-project Date: July 15, 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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2013-07-15 2013-07-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/15/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 15, 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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2013-07-15 2013-07-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:51 EDT