NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:33:27 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 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, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-piano Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 18, 2013

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building a Rainwater Harvesting System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-rainwater-harvesting-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-rainwater-harvesting-system Date: September 18, 2013

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of catching and holding rain for later use. Since 2002, community gardens have been leading the charge to conserve water and redirect storm water runoff by collecting rainwater. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about these efforts and how you can build a simple two-barrel system using materials that are readily available and at little to no cost. In order to receive one of the 10 available RWH Kits (Rain Water Harvesting) your garden group must qualify by pre-registering and answering a few questions to determine if the system is a good fit for your site and your group.

Please email Lillian Reyes at lillian.reyes@parks.nyc.gov or call 212-788-8070 .

Supplies: Materials for Rainwater Harvesting System

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2013-09-18 2013-09-18 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6675, -73.894 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 18, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at Sorrentino 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: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 18, 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 Sorrentino 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: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 18, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/sunset-pilates Date: September 18, 2013

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

A few notes:

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

About Lou:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 18, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 19, 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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2013-09-19 2013-09-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/photoville Date: September 19, 2013

PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
This exciting new public art experience is presented by Photo District News, United Photo Industries, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In addition to PHOTOVILLE, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will be a public photographic installation like no other. The park's greenway fence will become an outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of "Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play." Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the "Community" theme.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/flow13 Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Park, Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bronx-river-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bronx-river-park-invasive-removal Date: September 19, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Bronx River Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest and wetlands. This work will help maintain the livelihood of newly planted native trees, and shrubs. Volunteers will be trained in 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 Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Bronx River Forest Island

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2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Maintain and Improve Randall's Island Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands Date: September 19, 2013

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

RSVP required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/house-work-exhibition Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/fitness-walk Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/craniosacral-relaxation Date: September 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/catch-release-fishing Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Landscape Oil Painting Art Workshop at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/landscape-oiln-painting-art-workshop-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/landscape-oiln-painting-art-workshop-at-wave-hill Date: September 19, 2013

Explore techniques and concepts of oil painting in this plein-air class. Working from direct observation of the landscape, consider composition, creating space through color and edge, paint handling and the reasons for using a limited palette. Artist Rachael Wren offers demonstrations, critiques and individual guidance. All levels welcome. Limited supplies provided. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. The series continues September 26 and October 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e4b3291f3a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 19, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-chess Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-games Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 19, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-piano Date: September 19, 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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: September 19, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 19, 2013

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/garden-crew-training-session Date: September 19, 2013

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-09-19 2013-09-19 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/nickelodeons-worldwide-day-of-play http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/nickelodeons-worldwide-day-of-play Date: September 19, 2013

Get up, get out and come play with Nickelodeon! Youth ages 6-14 will be joined by Nickelodeon characters and talent to participate in NYC Shape Up's Dancercize class!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 20, 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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2013-09-20 2013-09-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/farmers-market-friday Date: September 20, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

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

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/photoville Date: September 20, 2013

PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
This exciting new public art experience is presented by Photo District News, United Photo Industries, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In addition to PHOTOVILLE, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will be a public photographic installation like no other. The park's greenway fence will become an outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of "Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play." Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the "Community" theme.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/flow13 Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Fall Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series Date: September 20, 2013

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

This class does not meet on Friday, October 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a35782a6de.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/house-work-exhibition Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/catch-release-fishing Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Future Penn and Fountain Parks Bus Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/the-future-penn-and-fountain-parks-bus-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/the-future-penn-and-fountain-parks-bus-tour Date: September 20, 2013

It’s Friday, take the day off! Join the Friends of Penn and Fountain Parks on an educational, sightseeing bus tour of the 407 acres of potential parkland, guided by the NYC Department of Enviornmental Protection. The panorama views will thrill you and the vistas will remind you of country living. Youth 14 years and older are welcome to participate with a parent or guardian .

Tour Details:

No pre-registration required. Sign on at the door beginning at 9 a.m. 50 seats available, first come, first on. After a short presentation by NYCDEP, Buses leave at 10:45 am. After touring both Penn and Fountain Parks, we return to a free lunch, compliments of the Brooklyn Sports Club. Tour duration: 2 1/2 Hours.

Rain Date for the Tour will be Friday, September, 27th.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 446-8566

Location: Brooklyn Sports Club

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2013-09-20 2013-09-20 10:45 am 1:30 pm 40.6462, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a4bd4cba2c.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-chess Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-games Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/tai-chi Date: September 20, 2013

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:27 EDT