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, 21 Aug 2014 04:53:52 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[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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 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, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Clean-up in Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/international-coastal-cleanup-in-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/international-coastal-cleanup-in-randalls-island-park Date: September 14, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance in supporting this international event in collaboration with The Ocean Conservancy and the American Littoral Society. We will be cleaning the shoreline and habitat of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh along the congruence of the Bronx Kill and the East river. We will remove, record, and weigh the litter and debris we remove. Please help this beautiful habitat to flourish.

The rain date will be Saturday, September 28th, from 9:00 am until noon.

Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet, muddy, and sandy. Please dress appropriate for the weather.

RSVP required so that we can be prepared with gloves and tools, etc.

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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/house-work-exhibition Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/health-and-race-walking Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Manhattan Park's Bread and Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/northern-manhattan-parks-bread-and-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/northern-manhattan-parks-bread-and-yoga Date: September 14, 2013

Come exercise in the outdoors with a view of the Hudson River! Yoga is a physical and mental discipline that includes breath control, simple meditation, and specific body movements and postures.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/catch-release-fishing Date: September 14, 2013

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

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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kite Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/kite-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/kite-festival Date: September 14, 2013

Come fly kites and watch them soar above the Manhattan skyline! Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/aerobics-class Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: September 14, 2013

If you can vote but can't ride a two-wheeler, here's a chance to change that. Free registration at www.bikenewyork.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/girls-youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/girls-youth-basketball-clinic Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Talk: Yankee Stadium - A True Bronx Gem]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/yankee-stadium-a-true-bronx-gem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/yankee-stadium-a-true-bronx-gem Date: September 14, 2013

The esteemed Yankee Stadium historian Tony Morante will give us a fascinating historic account of the most beautiful stadium in the world - Yankee Stadium.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8784, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5231f5470639d.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/conservatory-garden-tour Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Tour of Model to Monument Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-tour-of-model-to-monument-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-tour-of-model-to-monument-sculptures Date: September 14, 2013

Tour Riverside Park South's open air gallery and see the third year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project. Seven sculptures by accomplished artists throughout all have information plaques with call in numbers to learn more.

Wear comfortable shoes and be able to walk 1 mile. Meet at Pier I - nearest park entrance at 68th and Riverside Blvd.

Sculptures will be on display June 2013 – May 2014 and viewable during park hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-chess Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[September Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/september-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/september-celebration Date: September 14, 2013

237th Anniversary of the 1776 Peace Conference

A fun-filled event for the whole family including children’s activities, historic house tours, re-enactments, crafters, colonial dancing, colonial outdoor cooking, live music, and so much more.

Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 15


Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-0415

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166b36184309.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-games Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Brooklyn Brews]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/historic-new-york-brooklyn-brews http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/historic-new-york-brooklyn-brews Date: September 14, 2013

Today’s Brooklyn breweries are the descendents of a proud tradition of local brewing. Travel back in time with us, as we walk the streets that were once home to NYC’s beer empire. Space is limited. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 4.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bushwick and Montrose Avenues

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 40.7077, -73.9398 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Waterfront Community Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/columbia-waterfront-community-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/columbia-waterfront-community-garden-walk Date: September 14, 2013

Please join the Brooklyn, Columbia Street neighborhood for a garden walk, visiting several community gardens in the area. The garden walk will be docent-led, with each garden giving a small talk about their particular garden. The route will include seven community gardens: Human Compass, Amazing Garden, Summit Street Garden, Pirate's Cove Garden, Backyard Garden, Urban Meadow, and South Brooklyn Children's Garden. We expect the walk to last around 1 hr 30 min. The Columbia Street neighborhood is also having its street fair that day. The garden walk will start at the Human Compass Garden, which is at the corner of Sacket and Columbia Streets in Brooklyn.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 270-1023

Location: Human Compass Garden

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6849, -74.0025 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Design Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival Date: September 14, 2013

Come help us imagine the future of Faber Park at our Community Design Carnival! There will be games and activities for the whole family and folks can learn how to get involved in future improvements in Faber Park. We will have food and prizes for all so don't miss this great event!

All Activities in english and spanish.

Faber Park is one of the hidden jewels of the Staten Island North Shore waterfront. Located along the Kill Van Kull and at the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, the views of the working waterfront are unlike any other in the City. Come learn all about it on September 14.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 14, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[(faux)H Urban Homesteading Workshops: Canning and Food Preservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-canning-and-food-preservation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-canning-and-food-preservation Date: September 14, 2013

(faux)H is a series of six hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm based skills: hand sewing, natural dying and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist, Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth. Workshops are suitable for participants ages 13 and up.

Preserving the Harvest: You worked hard all spring and summer, tilling, sowing, weeding and pruning. Now is the time to reap what you sow before it goes to seed. We will cover basic ways to preserve what you’ve grown in the garden for the long winter ahead: drying, canning, freezing, pickling. Additionally, we will extend the uses of your bounty by looking at alternative ways to use your herbs and spices in the kitchen and around the house.

Participants may sign up for one or all workshops. For more information about the program or to register email.

(faux)H Workshop Series:

  • Hand Sewing & Embroidery: May 11 and June 8, 10am-12:30pm
  • Natural Dying: July 13 and August 10, 12-3pm
  • Preserving the Harvest: September 14 and October 5, 12-3pm

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ea0d4c9e08.pdf Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Reading, Writing & ‘Rithmetic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/handson-history-reading-writing-rithmetic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/handson-history-reading-writing-rithmetic Date: September 14, 2013

September is back to school time! Discover what school was like 200 years ago and what Rufus King read in his library. Learn how to write with a quill pen and make your own book. For more information visit www.kingmanor.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5207df55ab054.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 14, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Tickets available for purchase onsite. Space is limited. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in and audio equipment set up. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/forest-crew-training-session Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/little-red-lighthouse Date: September 14, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8561, -73.9405 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: September 14, 2013

Musical Directions and the legendary NYC DJ Herbert Holler bring you a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages. Soulful House music is the cornerstone of this public dance party, blended with classic R&B, disco, funk, soul, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/recycletoart Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 14, 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/indieballet-collaborative http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/indieballet-collaborative Date: September 14, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, the New York Restoration Project 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 14 at 2 pm

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

Activities - 2pm: yoga | 3pm: creative movement workshop for kids of all ages | 4pm: improv workshop with live music | 5:30-6:30pm: performance by Indie-Ballet Collaborative & reception, with musical performance by Silas Fermoy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: September 14, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 14, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/family-camping Date: September 14, 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, September 4.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-3467

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 15, 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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2013-09-15 2013-09-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Row Class for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/learn-to-row-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/learn-to-row-class Date: September 15, 2013

This intensive learn-to-row session is a one-day program that takes place at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River. With our experienced coaches, participants comfortably learn the basics of sweep rowing. They start on the ergometer and quickly gain a working knowledge of the sport, including its vocabulary and equipment. Before long, participants are enjoying rowing in a stable barge or racing shell and beginning to move with ease. This session prepares participants for our longer Level 2 course, in which mastery on the water is acquired.

Row New York is a non-profit organization that empowers young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the unique sport of rowing.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2013-09-15 2013-09-15 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8563, -73.9217 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5229f125a74ac.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/flow13 Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/catch-release-fishing Date: September 15, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 15, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Met Pool Health Screening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/met-pool-health-screening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/met-pool-health-screening-day Date: September 15, 2013

Join us for a day of great healthy living information and services like blood pressure and glucose readings.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 599-5707

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 15, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 15, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/birding-for-families Date: September 15, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[33rd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/33rd-annual-antique-motorcycle-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/33rd-annual-antique-motorcycle-show Date: September 15, 2013

This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-chess Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/food-truck-rally1 Date: September 15, 2013

The food trucks are back. Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

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

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:53:53 EDT