NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:01:57 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 Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: September 10, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 10, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 10, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-piano Date: September 10, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: September 10, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

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 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 10, 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 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/knittingintermediate Date: September 10, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Spoken Word 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/spoken-word-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/spoken-word-101 Date: September 10, 2013

This series is facilitated by Taino poet/story teller, Bobby Gonzalez. The series ends September 10th, with a public reading of works by participants of the class. Each session willo include poems of Edgar Allan Poe and other known poets.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Start time: 3:00 pm

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 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center Date: September 10, 2013

Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center to help care for new street trees in Manhattan!

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees above 10th Street from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil. Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided.

Please register for this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 477-4022

Location: Sauer Park (in Joseph C. Sauer Park)

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M113 Joseph C. Sauer Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7282, -73.9797 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: September 10, 2013

The National Park Service is inviting the public to comment on the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area at the final open house at Jamaica Bay on Sept. 10.

Gateway is at a crossroads and a new vision is necessary to shape the park’s future. The Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will help park managers focus on what is most important in carrying out a new 20-year vision for Gateway and the mission of the National Park Service.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

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

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 10, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center!

The Open House is free for Recreation Center members and non-members of all ages. Visit for an opportunity to learn about DigitalWork NYC, RECYouth: REEL Education for Youth and multimedia computer classes!

Visitors without a Recreation Center membership will be given a free, one-day pass while supplies last.

For more information on the programs on offer, click on the DigitalWork NYC and RECYouth webpages.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 10, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Canning & Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/greenthumb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/greenthumb Date: September 10, 2013

Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest! Join Just Food trainers as they demonstrate how to preserve your cucumbers, create fruit jams, and enjoy the harvest all year long.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Just Food (www.justfood.org/cityfarms/workshops).

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: East End Community Garden

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2013-09-10 2013-09-10 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6736, -73.8908 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/green-team Date: September 10, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[AEG Presents: Matisyahu and Rebelution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/aeg-presents-matisyahu-and-rebelution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/aeg-presents-matisyahu-and-rebelution Date: September 10, 2013

Doors: 5:00 PM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 10, 2013

DigitalWorks NYC is a program for people ages 16 to 26 who are not employed or in school and are able to commit to spending 20 hours a week participating in the ten week program. DigitalWorks NYC teaches partipants about MS Office or Adobe CS6 and helps participants find jobs. Not only is it free, but participants receive a free laptop and a free one-year membership to city recreation centers.

Join the Open House at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: September 10, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: September 10, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/pilates-fitness-guru Date: September 10, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 11, 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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2013-09-11 2013-09-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[September 11th Remembrance at the Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/september-11th-remembrance-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/september-11th-remembrance-at-qbg Date: September 11, 2013

On this solemn day, QBG will not charge admission. Visitors are invited to take comfort and find peace in the Garden.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-11 2013-09-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/flow13 Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/house-work-exhibition Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/catch-release-fishing Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: September 11, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-chess Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-games Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 11, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 11, 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 11, 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: 12:00 pm

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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-piano Date: September 11, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 11, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Al Oerter Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 11, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at Al Oerter Recreation Center!

The Open House is free for Recreation Center members and non-members of all ages. Visit for an opportunity to learn about DigitalWork NYC, RECYouth: REEL Education for Youth, and multimedia computer classes!

Visitors without a Recreation Center membership will be given a free, one-day pass while supplies last.

For more information on the programs on offer, click on the DigitalWork NYC and RECYouth webpages.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Al Oerter Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 11, 2013

DigitalWorks NYC is a program for people ages 16 to 26 who are not employed or in school and are able to commit to spending 20 hours a week participating in the ten week program. DigitalWorks NYC teaches partipants about MS Office or Adobe CS6 and helps participants find jobs. Not only is it free, but participants receive a free laptop and a free one-year membership to city recreation centers.

Join the Open House at Al Oerter Recreation Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 11, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/sunset-pilates Date: September 11, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 11, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 12, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 12, 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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2013-09-12 2013-09-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/fitness-walk Date: September 12, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/flow13 Date: September 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Maintain and Improve Randall's Island Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands Date: September 12, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Crew to improve and maintain the Randall's Island Park wetlands. There are two salt marshes and one fresh water marsh; they need plenty of TLC to thrive and continue to provide abundant and diverse natural habitats for local flora and fauna. Come learn wetlands ecology while contributing to the long term maintenance for these rich ecosystems.

RSVP required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/house-work-exhibition Date: September 12, 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 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/craniosacral-relaxation Date: September 12, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/catch-release-fishing Date: September 12, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-chess Date: September 12, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 12, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 12, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-games Date: September 12, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 12, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 12, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 12, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 12, 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 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-piano Date: September 12, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: September 12, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: What’s in Bloom: A Nature Walk on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/tour-whats-in-bloom-a-nature-walk-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/tour-whats-in-bloom-a-nature-walk-on-the-high-line Date: September 12, 2013

In keeping with the vision of Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf, the High Line’s landscape undergoes dramatic transitions through the four seasons, with new foliage and blooms on view each month. Take a walking tour with a High Line Gardener to get an insider’s look at the park’s unique horticultural design, and learn what it takes to maintain a garden elevated above the streets of New York City.
Before your walking tour, enjoy lunch or a snack on the High Line. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River. Learn more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5227804e266ec.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: How To Apply For DCA Artists Grants with BCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/how-to-apply-for-dca-artists-grants-with-bca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/how-to-apply-for-dca-artists-grants-with-bca Date: September 12, 2013

A workshop for Bronx artists. Learn how to apply to DCA grants and get your projects funded.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:40 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 3:00 pm 4:40 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 12, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes a embodied team sport. All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/garden-crew-training-session Date: September 12, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-09-12 2013-09-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: September 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hells Kitchen Park (in Hell's Kitchen Park)

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M277 Hell's Kitchen Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 5:00 pm 40.763, -73.9926 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP City Chicken Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/nyrp-city-chicken-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/nyrp-city-chicken-institute Date: September 12, 2013

Cluck, cluck, cluck - chickens have many uses, especially in New York City. Come learn in these interactive workshops about the benefits of raising chickens in an urban setting. We have workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshop Schedule:
June 20 – Chickens are Fun! A workshop for all ages
July 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 8 – Spanish: Introducción a Pollo Urbano Mantener
September 12 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 10 – Advanced: Preparing Your Coop for Winter

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2013-09-12 2013-09-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[LiveNation Presents: Violent Femmes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/livenation-presents-violent-femmes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/livenation-presents-violent-femmes Date: September 12, 2013

Doors: 5:00 PM

Information available at www.livenation.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: St. John's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 12, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at St. John's Recreation Center!

The Open House is free for Recreation Center members and non-members of all ages. Visit for an opportunity to learn about DigitalWork NYC, RECYouth: REEL Education for Youth, and multimedia computer classes!

Visitors without a Recreation Center membership will be given a free, one-day pass while supplies last.

For more information on the programs on offer, click on the DigitalWork NYC and RECYouth webpages.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-09-12 2013-09-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at St. Johns Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 12, 2013

DigitalWorks NYC is a program for people ages 16 to 26 who are not employed or in school and are able to commit to spending 20 hours a week participating in the ten week program. DigitalWorks NYC teaches partipants about MS Office or Adobe CS6 and helps participants find jobs. Not only is it free, but participants receive a free laptop and a free one-year membership to city recreation centers.

Join the Open House at St. Johns Recreation Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-09-12 2013-09-12 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 13, 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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2013-09-13 2013-09-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/farmers-market-friday Date: September 13, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

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

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/flow13 Date: September 13, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 13, 2013

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

This exhibition takes its name from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s classification of insects by their similar traits: six legs and clearly segmented or “notched” bodies. Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but upon closer inspection insects are works of art. They are often seen as pests or invaders; however, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. Insects are keen indicators of the health of our environment. They help break down and decompose rotting materials, which reintroduces rich nutrients into the soil. They are also the first line of defense against invasive plants and other harmful insects.

Located on the Arsenal lawn, Brandon Ballengée’s outdoor light installation creates interactions between nocturnal arthropods and humans. In the gallery, Joianne Bittle’s Goliath Beetle is removed from his natural surroundings and placed on a gold background, referencing religious icons from the Byzantine era. A botanic wallpaper installation by Talia Greene is inhabited by a colony of weaver ants, illustrating our vain attempts to impose order on the natural world. Faux books and records designed by Julian Montague document the hypothetical history of pest control. In her videos, Julia Oldham translates insects’ behaviors into choreographed performances. Ben Snead paints insects in geometric patterns—a personal classification system based on aesthetics rather than science. Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Asuka Hishiki, Lisa Murch, and Christy Rupp also present diverse artworks that herald insects as fascinating creatures to be studied, understood and celebrated.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Fall Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series Date: September 13, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong, and flexible, and have fun! This beginner-level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Eight-class series; class size limited to 12. Students must bring own mats.

This class does not meet on Friday, October 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a35782a6de.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/house-work-exhibition Date: September 13, 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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/catch-release-fishing Date: September 13, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 13, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-chess Date: September 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 13, 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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 13, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-games Date: September 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/tai-chi Date: September 13, 2013

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 13, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 13, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-piano Date: September 13, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-fencing Date: September 13, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 13, 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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/seasonal-crafts Date: September 13, 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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Fall Tour Free Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/playdiem-fall-tour-september-13-east-river-park-bandshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/playdiem-fall-tour-september-13-east-river-park-bandshell Date: September 13, 2013

Start your weekend off with an excellent free concert featuring some of NYC's best up-and-coming bands. Featuring performances by Alex Kelly, pILLOW tHEORY, Denise Barbarita & The Morning Papers, illicitizen, Crier Brothers, and a surprise set by Spires!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 3:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5231f36ce8564.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/family-camping Date: September 13, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7281, -73.7727 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies Date: September 13, 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.

Goonies follows a group of misfit kids as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 6:00 pm 40.5322, -74.2095 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 13, 2013

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eating friend -- the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn some fascinating facts. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bird-walks Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 14, 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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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/flow13 Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:01:58 EDT