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 12:55:04 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[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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:04 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:05 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:05 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:05 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:05 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:05 EDT