NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:06:41 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[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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-games Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 15, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Ethnobotany (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nature-exploration-hike-ethnobotany-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nature-exploration-hike-ethnobotany-light Date: September 15, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 103rd Entrance (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.8005, -73.9716 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hills and Dales of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt Date: September 15, 2013

On this vigorous, long distance hike, we will climb Moses Mountain and Heyerdahl Hill and descend into the valley of Buck’s Hollow. Giant trees, migrating birds, and majestic views await to be discovered.

Space is limited. Register on Thursday, September 5.

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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 2013

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Enchanted Dances of the Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-clearing-in-the-forest-enchanted-dances-of-the-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-clearing-in-the-forest-enchanted-dances-of-the-forest Date: September 15, 2013

Travel to a fantastic world through Balinese and Spanish dances with epic animal and insect characters weaving tales set in the enchanted forest of Central Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: September 15, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/scavenger-hunt Date: September 15, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 40.7214, -73.9505 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/freshwater-fishing Date: September 15, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Kissena Playground (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 40.7497, -73.803 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground Using Science and Math: Registration Closed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/redesigning-javits-playground-using-science-and-math http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/redesigning-javits-playground-using-science-and-math Date: September 15, 2013

We have met capacity for this event and registration is closed to those wh ohave not already RSVP'd. Check back to the event calendar for more science and nature adventures for kids.

Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science and use math, science and engineering to measure, plot and design your own improvements to our local playground.

Appropriate for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.859, -73.9349 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYS Nature Trivia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nys-nature-trivia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nys-nature-trivia Date: September 15, 2013

Did you know that we have an official state reptile and it can be found right here in the Greenbelt? Learn about other state symbols and where they can be found. Then take a short walk in search of state symbols and related species. Suitable to ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Session 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-1 Date: September 15, 2013

The leaves changing color doesn't signal the end of discovery at QBG. Explore QBG's beautiful Herb Garden while learning about the many uses of these plants. Make an herb craft to take home. We have 4 special sessions -- register for just one or all. Go to the QBG website for more information and to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/opening-reception-for-fall-exhibitions-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/opening-reception-for-fall-exhibitions-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 2013

Join us for a reception marking the opening of Wave Hill’s fall exhibitions, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean and Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 15, 2013

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

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 15, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 15, 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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: ALT-J (SOLD OUT)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bowery-presents-altj-sold-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/bowery-presents-altj-sold-out Date: September 15, 2013

Doors: 6:00 PM

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 16, 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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2013-09-16 2013-09-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/flow13 Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-chess Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-games Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 16, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 16, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-piano Date: September 16, 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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 16, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center!

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/open-house-digitalwork-nyc1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/open-house-digitalwork-nyc1 Date: September 16, 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 Jackie Robinson Recreation Centerr 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: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 6:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 17, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 17, 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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2013-09-17 2013-09-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/fitness-walk Date: September 17, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/flow13 Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/little-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/little-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: September 17, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Little Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the corner of Utopia Parkway and 14th Road. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Utopia Parkway & 14th Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/house-work-exhibition Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/catch-release-fishing Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-chess Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-games Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: September 17, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e22a9a479f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: September 17, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 17, 2013

Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park’s smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours. The route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

Tour limit: Due to limited space in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, only the first 20 people to sign in at the beginning of the tour will be able to participate.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d709670f369.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-piano Date: September 17, 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: September 17, 2013

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 17, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s fall exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean. Dean was Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Curator of Fish at the American Museum of Natural History. The intersection of his interest in both fish and armor provides the opportunity to bring together a remarkable group of contemporary art that explores concepts of adaptation, pattern, and protection. The tour also includes Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/knittingintermediate Date: September 17, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center Date: September 17, 2013

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

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

Please register for this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 477-4022

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

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M113 Joseph C. Sauer Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7282, -73.9797 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Fall Tour Free Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/playdiem-fall-tour-september-17-east-river-park-bandshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/playdiem-fall-tour-september-17-east-river-park-bandshell Date: September 17, 2013

Join Play-diem this Tuesday at the East River Park Bandshell for a free concert featuring performances by Ukulelien, The Michael Bank Jazz Septet, Anthony Ventrice, D.B. Rielly, Noel Wippler's Purple and Axiom Addicts and in support of PLG Arts!

Start time: 4:00 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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5231fd4a48acc.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Brownsville Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 17, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 17, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/green-team Date: September 17, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Brownsville Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 17, 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 Brownsville 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: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 6:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: September 17, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: September 17, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[A Toast To Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/a-toast-to-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/a-toast-to-fort-tryon-park Date: September 17, 2013

Don't miss your chance to wine and dine overlooking the Hudson among the breath-taking blossoms of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park. Celebrate the final days of summer with fine wine, tasty local beers and live music along with your friends and neighbors at this annual beer and wine tasting benefit for Fort Tryon Park. Local musicians will draw you to the dance floor with Jazz, Blues and Latin beats, as you feel the passionate melodies of the music. Cosponsor Cabrini Wines will supply an elegant assortment of wines and special discounts for orders placed through the event. While our newest cosponsor, Dyckman Beer Co., will introduce you to an all new selection of locally brewed beers. You can sample 16 wines from Cabrini Wines and the full selection of Dyckman Beer Co. offerings paired with delectable food from local restaurants. All for a good cause.

All proceeds support Fort Tryon Park restoration, horticultural supplies, maintenance staff, free programs, special events, volunteer initiatives and improvements in the park.

Space is limited.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51fc13d658ce4.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/pilates-fitness-guru Date: September 17, 2013

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

A few notes:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 18, 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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2013-09-18 2013-09-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/flow13 Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/house-work-exhibition Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/catch-release-fishing Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: September 18, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-chess Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-games Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:42 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: September 18, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:43 EDT