NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:34:12 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[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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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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<![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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:12 EDT