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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:53:17 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[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 6, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/seasonal-crafts Date: September 6, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music + Exhibition Opening + Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/first-friday-music-exhibition-opening-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/first-friday-music-exhibition-opening-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: September 6, 2013

View the fall exhibition and enjoy the whimsical ragtime/Dixieland sound of singer/songwriter Maya Caballero with its hints of bossa nova, folk, and blues. Explore the mansion, see the progress of the garden restoration, and savor light refreshments. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley does an hourly loop from the #5 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/family-camping Date: September 6, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-wreckit-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-wreckit-ralph Date: September 6, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 6:00 pm 40.5402, -74.1418 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bagel Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bagel-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bagel-bark Date: September 7, 2013

Come meet the Park’s vibrant dog-loving community and join the discussion about how you (and your dog) can play a vital role in maintaining the Park as a friendly place for all to use. Refreshments and doggie biscuits have been generously provided by Le Pain Quotidien.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Wollman Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.7678, -73.9745 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bird-walks Date: September 7, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 7, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: Wild High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/tour-wild-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/tour-wild-high-line Date: September 7, 2013

Enjoy the quiet early morning hours and discover the birds, butterflies, and other wildlife that call the High Line home with High Line Gardener and resident naturalist Maryanne Stubbs. Binoculars are recommended, but not required.

Recharge from your morning walk with a delicious coffee and homemade pastry from Blue Bottle Coffee, located on the High Line at West 16th Street. High Line E-News to get news updates, special invitations, and more from Friends of the High Line

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52277cd93d80d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Migration Walk in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/fall-migration-walk-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/fall-migration-walk-in-fort-tryon-park Date: September 7, 2013

Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Fort Tryon Park to learn about the migratory birds of the season.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7fb19d9e84.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/flow13 Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/house-work-exhibition Date: September 7, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 7, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 7, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Urban Farms Trolley Tour: Italian Culinary Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bronx-urban-farms-trolley-tour-italian-culinary-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bronx-urban-farms-trolley-tour-italian-culinary-tour Date: September 7, 2013

Our culinary tour of the Bronx will begin at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden at The New York Botanical Garden, where longtime volunteer and Bronxite Frank Russo will guide us through the Global Gardens and its vegetable plots with cultural themes. You may be able to spy a bunny or scarecrow amid edible gardens tended by visiting children! Next up, historic Arthur Avenue, an Italian culinary gem, where participants will visit the market to learn about cheese-making at Mike’s Deli. Finally, participants will drop in on the GreenThumb Harvest Festival celebrating community gardeners citywide. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with gardeners from all over the city and visit a community garden in all its harvest glory.RSVP required.
Tour Guide: Frank Russo, and Sara Katz, Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden
Itinerary:
Pick-up at 810 7th Avenue (9:30-10:00 a.m.)
1st stop (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) The New York Botanical Garden
2nd stop (noon to 1:15 p.m.) Arthur Avenue and 187th Street
3rd stop (1:40 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.) Green Thumb Harvest Fair at Wanaqua Community Garden, 460-464 East 136th Street
Drop-off at 810 7th Avenue

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8038

Location: The New York Visitors and Convention Bureau

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:30 am 40.7628, -73.982 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/health-and-race-walking Date: September 7, 2013

Get fit as you enjoy beautiful park landscapes. Co-presented with the NY Walkers Club.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/catch-release-fishing Date: September 7, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/invasive-removal Date: September 7, 2013

Join our Highbridge Forest Crew for a day and help them as they control invasive vegetation in Highbridge Park. Learn about the ecology of the forest and the Forest Crew’s ongoing restoration efforts in the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/aerobics-class Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Jerome Slope Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/jerome-slope-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/jerome-slope-volunteer Date: September 7, 2013

Join NYRP as we clean up Jerome Slope, just steps away from NYRP's Target Bronx Community Garden in the Highbridge neighborhood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Birding the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/birding-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/birding-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: September 7, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This will be a special opportunity to observe the rare birds that visit this once manmade area that nature has since reclaimed over decades of being closed to the public. Space is limited. Register on Wednesday, August 28.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Highland Park

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 40.6854, -73.8822 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: September 7, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: September 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: September 7, 2013

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Intro to Hiking - East]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/intro-to-hiking-east http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/intro-to-hiking-east Date: September 7, 2013

Trek with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park on the east side of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Train Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 40.8854, -73.8793 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/girls-youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/girls-youth-basketball-clinic Date: September 7, 2013

Improve your game by focusing on skills, sportsmanship, and team play in a challenging and encouraging environment. Ages 9 – 17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/conservatory-garden-tour Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 7, 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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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-chess Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Fall Lawn Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-fall-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-fall-lawn-care Date: September 7, 2013

Fall is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBG’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required. Email or call register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-games Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/freshwater-fishing Date: September 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess: Beginners Clinic & Open Play]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play Date: September 7, 2013

Learn tactical insights from a Chess Master, then pit your newly acquired skills against other chess players at your level, tournament-style. Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Pedal & Paddle Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/pedal-paddle-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/pedal-paddle-day Date: September 7, 2013

Join the Bronx River Alliance for a free open paddle and bike ride along the Greenway.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/back-to-school-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/back-to-school-festival Date: September 7, 2013

Summer’s not over yet. Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of fun activities including games, rides, craft projects, and free giveaways

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Restoration Project Domino Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyrp-domino-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyrp-domino-tournament Date: September 7, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s 4th Annual Domino Tournament is sure to be an exciting day of friendly-competition! Teams from our community gardens will showcase their domino skills to see who will take home the championship trophy. Trophies go to 1st and 2nd place teams, and all participants will receive a medal.

Awards will be given at the end of tournament play.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: El Catano Community Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7945, -73.9432 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Back To School Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/back-to-school-festival2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/back-to-school-festival2 Date: September 7, 2013

Spend a free fun-filled afternoon before going back to school. There will be rides, games, crafts, giveaways, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 7, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/west-side-stories Date: September 7, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. 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.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/forest-crew-training-session Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks GreenThumb’s Annual Harvest Fair 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyc-parks-greenthumbs-annual-harvest-fair-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/nyc-parks-greenthumbs-annual-harvest-fair-2013 Date: September 7, 2013

NYC Parks GreenThumb invites our gardeners, friends, and family to join us for our Annual Harvest Fair, a day of celebration and fun-filled activities for the whole family! There will be live entertainment with Sergio Batista and Salvador Dominguez & Bambo Yo, a harvest competition, hands-on activities for the children, hula hoop game challenges, face painting, a piñata and the NYC Parks Play Mobile, raffle prizes, music and dance and a domino tournament. There will also be workshops on learning about the environment and gardening, with a cooking demonstration and food samplings by Harlem Seed and pretzels from UTZ Participation.

Workshops include "Working with Kids in a Community Garden," "Make Your Own Soap with Garden Supplies," "Growing Food in Containers," and an outdoor yoga class.

Melissa Cebollero, Director of Health and Human Services Office of the Bronx Borough President, will be the guest speaker.

GreenThumb will provide bus service for Brooklyn gardeners/guests on a first come first served basis please contact Dyanne Norris at (212) 442-0155 to be added to the list. The two location will be:

• Bus # 1 Thomas Jefferson High School- 400 Pennsylvania Ave, Between Dumont & Blake avenues Brooklyn

• Bus # 2 Boys & Girls HIGH School 1700 Fulton St. between Utica Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd Brooklyn

GreenThumb staff will welcome gardeners and guests at each site.

Co-sponsored by Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ranaqua Park

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X272 Ranaqua Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8067, -73.9223 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521529218a77d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/recycletoart Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 7, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s summer exhibition, Bronx Calling: the 2nd AIM Biennial, which features the cutting-edge artwork by NYC-area emerging artists, as well as an installation in the Sunroom Project Space, where Jarrod Beck translates geologic processes into drawing. Mounted sculpturally, these large-scale works create an immersive environment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/indieballet-collaborative http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/indieballet-collaborative Date: September 7, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, NYRP and Indie Ballet Collaborative are partnering to bring unique programming to two of NYRP’s Brooklyn Community Gardens, as part of commitment to activating outdoor spaces and encouraging community engagement. Two of NYRP’s gardens will host free, interactive performance-experiences by the Indie-Ballet Collaborative, an NYC-based dance company aimed to create a synergetic relationship between dance and other art forms. The dance company, founded by choreographer Ariel Asch, will engage the community in fun, family-friendly sessions that marry various forms of movement, including yoga, creative dance, and improvisation, with musical performances by local musicians.

*Please note: Outdoor events are subject to change. Please check the New York Restoration Project's online calendar for up-to-date changes.
Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m.

NYRP’s Target Brooklyn Community Garden | 931-933 Bedford Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Activities - 2 p.m.: yoga | 3pm: creative movement workshop for kids of all ages | 4pm: improv workshop with live music | 5:30pm: reception and meet the artists

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 7, 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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/family-camping Date: September 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967.3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/yoga-in-the-park Date: September 7, 2013

Participants will engage in yoga exercises and meditation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-1973

Location: Tribute Park

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Q028A Tribute Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5821, -73.8389 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Arab Music and Dance Ensemble "Zikrayat"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/music-in-the-garden-arab-music-and-dance-ensemble-zikrayat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/music-in-the-garden-arab-music-and-dance-ensemble-zikrayat Date: September 7, 2013

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allee and take in the classical music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon and the greater Arab World with Zikrayat.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-07 2013-09-07 6:15 pm 7:45 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f929fd4a3b8.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Presents Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/rockaway-civic-association-presents-willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/rockaway-civic-association-presents-willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory Date: September 7, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Enjoy a screening of "Willy Wonka & The Chocalate Factory".

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 8, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-08 2013-09-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Stand Up Paddleboarding & Memorial Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/stand-up-paddle-in-honor-of-911 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/stand-up-paddle-in-honor-of-911 Date: September 8, 2013

Participants will arrive at park via paddle board in Jamaica Bay and have a memorial ceremony in honor of those lost on Sept 11, 2001

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-1973

Location: Tribute Park

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Q028A Tribute Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5821, -73.8389 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/flow13 Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/birding-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/birding-walk-at-wave-hill Date: September 8, 2013

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x 245 by 8 a.m. the day of the walk. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Photography: Joshua Bright

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 9:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e2f4316b15.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/catch-release-fishing Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 8, 2013

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

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: September 8, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: September 8, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 8, 2013

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving and team-building right in your own backyard.

For the month of August, pre-registration is required for free Sunday programs. For September through November, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/wildflower-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/wildflower-walk Date: September 8, 2013

Flora this time of year include starry woodland asters, eupatorium, goldenrod, snakeroot, boneset, and burdock. Meet with the Nature Group of Van Cortlandt Park to find these beauties.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/birding-for-families Date: September 8, 2013

Take the kids on a walk through one of New York City’s richest bird habitats — the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings as you are guided by the NYC Audubon Society and a Conservancy Discovery Guide. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/food-truck-rally1 Date: September 8, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks.

Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-chess Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-games Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating Our Seniors - A Walk Through Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/celebrating-our-seniors-a-walk-through-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/celebrating-our-seniors-a-walk-through-time Date: September 8, 2013

Celebrating Our Seniors is a citywide family-fun day that tells the story of New York through the eyes of its longest lived citizens, our seniors. It’s a time to honor the beauty of intergenerational relationships. Join this afternoon of oral histories, crafts, interactive activities, music, and dance. All ages are welcome.

Looking to the past to honor the present, the highlight of the day is the celebratory “Walk Through Time.” This pre-set path highlights the New York experience one decade at a time starting with the 1940’s. Come tell us your story and share it with other generations.

You can participate in as much or as little of the event as you like, at your own leisure. Advance registration is free. Sign up today at: www.anyf.org/celebrateseniors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521d095ae8810.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 8, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 8, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/seneca-village Date: September 8, 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.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-west-side-county-fair Date: September 8, 2013

Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan and celebrate the change of seasons with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket, and “Green Acre” environmental corner, with hands-on activities for kids about environmental awareness, green living, and animal care.

On the Main Stage: Paleface, Tumbling Bones, The Second Hands, and Laura Dunn and the Ghosts of Xmas Past

On the Plaza: Sideshow and aerial acts by The Lady Circus.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0a7a719006.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/hawk-watch Date: September 8, 2013

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Space is limited. Register on Thursday, August 29.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-3467

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/revolutionary-new-york-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/revolutionary-new-york-fort-greene Date: September 8, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 8, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Exhibition Opening: EAF13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/fall-exhibition-opening-eaf13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/fall-exhibition-opening-eaf13 Date: September 8, 2013

Socrates is pleased to announce the opening of its fall exhibition featuring the latest works of 15 artists to watch.

In EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 15 new commissions will be on view, each responding very specifically to the park’s unique waterfront, urban environment with conceptual and formal artworks that are visually compelling, subtly mysterious and, at times, provocative. Local and global subjects are presented along side one and other, with topics such as the history, ecology, and panorama of the park confronting broader topics of international politics, militarization, and culture. Rather than being a zeitgeist or thematic exhibition, each artist has a distinct artwork (and in some cases performance) that embodies his or her innovative exploration of sculpture in the public sphere.

This exhibition features the collective works of the park’s 2013 Emerging Artists Fellows, each chosen through a rigorous application process; the 2013 Fellows are: Thordis Adalsteinsdottir; Diann Bauer; Michael DeLucia; Tamara Johnson; Anthony Heinz May; David McQueen; Kenneth Pietrobono; Aida Sehovic; Sandy Smith; Edouard Steinhauer; Christopher Taylor; Justin Randolph Thompson; Hong-An Truong; Gustabo Velazquez; and Myung Gyun You.

The exhibition opening will take place at Socrates Sculpture Park from 2-6:00PM, and will include:

- 4:00-5:00PM -- Participatory obstacle challenge by Aida Sehovic

- 5:00-5:30PM -- Brutus Jones performance by Justin Randolph Thompson

EAF13 will remain on view through March 31, 2014.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521cddf2408a6.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Cool: Paper Bead Bracelets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets Date: September 8, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5839, -74.1254 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/northern-forts-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/northern-forts-tour Date: September 8, 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.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 8, 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 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Verdi Square Festival of the Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/verdi-square-festival-of-the-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/verdi-square-festival-of-the-arts Date: September 8, 2013

The Verdi Square Festival of the Arts kicks off its celebration of Verdi’s 200th birthday with a concert of his arias performed by students from the New England Conservatory. All are welcome to attend.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Verdi Square

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M097 Verdi Square 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7792, -73.9815 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 9, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-09 2013-09-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/flow13 Date: September 9, 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 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-chess Date: September 9, 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 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 9, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 9, 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 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-games Date: September 9, 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 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 9, 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 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 EDT