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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:29:55 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/2013/09/19/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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:56 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-piano Date: September 20, 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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-fencing Date: September 20, 2013

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

Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 20, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/seasonal-crafts Date: September 20, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/family-camping Date: September 20, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted Date: September 20, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Owl Hollow Fields

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2013-09-20 2013-09-20 6:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1964 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: City & Colour / Lissie / Lucy Rose]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bowery-presents-city-colour-lissie-lucy-rose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bowery-presents-city-colour-lissie-lucy-rose Date: September 20, 2013

Doors: 5:30 PM

All times subject to change.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 6:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bird-walks Date: September 21, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 21, 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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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/international-coastal-cleanup-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/international-coastal-cleanup-at-soundview-park Date: September 21, 2013

Join the Friends of Soundview Park and the Bronx River Alliance as they work to improve the health of the Long Island Sound and remove waterfront debris. All tools provided. Free and for all ages!

8:00 a.m. Early bird special! Low tide shore line clean-up

9:00 a.m. On-land & on-water clean-up (includes paddling)

11:45 a.m. Bike raffle by REI and lunch by Whole Foods

1:00 p.m. Paddling coastal clean-up trip from Soundview Park to Concrete Plant Park. Registration for this activity is required

2:00 p.m. Ecological restoration nature walk by the Natural Resources Group

2:00 p.m. Performances by Health People Kids at Waterwash ABC Wetland Park (OFF-SITE)

This event is organized by the Friends of Soundview Park and the Bronx River Alliance with support from Partnerships for Parks, NYC Parks, Natural Resources Group, The GYM Project, Whole Foods and REI. This event celebrates It's My Park Day, International Coastal Cleanup, Fifth World Parks Day and National Estuaries Day.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Basketball Court at Lacombe and Rosedale Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8141, -73.8656 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/photoville Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 21, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/flow13 Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/chessinthepark-rapid-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/chessinthepark-rapid-open Date: September 21, 2013

Join us for the 13th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open, an exciting day of all-ages outdoor chess competition. Grandmasters will play with challengers throughout the day and there will be chess puzzles for kids. Chess sets, trophies, medals, and other prizes to be awarded following the last round!

Rounds at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Bring chess sets and clocks if you own them. Also featuring GM Speed Chess Match at 10:00 a.m.

Register in Advance! Limited to the first 500 Entrants.

To register for the tournament, email tournaments@chessintheschools.org, send a fax to (212) 564-5523, or visit the Chess-in-the-Schools website. You will need to provide name, section, phone number, email address, and USCF chess rating if applicable.

Competition Sections (subject to change if necessary)

Youth Unrated: open to unrated players under age 10
Teen Unrated: open to unrated players ages 10 to 15
Adult Unrated: open to unrated players ages 16 and over
Novice: open to players rated under 1000
Intermediate: open to players rated from 1000 to 1399
Open Championship: open to all

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 643-0225

Location: Bethesda Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7743, -73.9708 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/505755728bc0a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for "Get Hooked" Fishing Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/volunteer-for-get-hooked-fishing-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/volunteer-for-get-hooked-fishing-event Date: September 21, 2013

Volunteers are needed to assist patrons attending the Randall's Island Park Alliance second annual "Get Hooked" fishing program. This will be on the southwest corner of Randall's Island Park, south of the 103rd street bridge. There will be fishing stations for youths between 8 and 16 years of age. There will be arts, crafts, and games for youths of all ages. Volunteers are needed to guide people to the appropriate stations and to run the arts, crafts, and games. The times include setting up and breaking down the the event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/house-work-exhibition Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 21, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/health-and-race-walking Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Manhattan Park's Bread and Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/northern-manhattan-parks-bread-and-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/northern-manhattan-parks-bread-and-yoga Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/catch-release-fishing Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Conservancy Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-conservancy-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-conservancy-volunteer-opportunities Date: September 21, 2013

Chip in for park improvement projects. Events take place rain or shine. Closed toe work shoes required. There is no place to store belongings. Email or call for more details Riverside Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: Terrace Promenade North (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.804, -73.97 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/aerobics-class Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: September 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/girls-youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/girls-youth-basketball-clinic Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nickelodeons-worldwide-day-of-play1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nickelodeons-worldwide-day-of-play1 Date: September 21, 2013

Get up, get out, and come play with Nickelodeon! Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play is a free event in Prospect Park offering an entire day of activities for kids and their families. Enjoy football and tennis drills, dance, stepping, and other entertainment to encourage healthy, active lifestyles. On this day, all of Nickelodeon’s television channels will be suspending programming from 12 to 3 p.m. so kids can "get up, go outside and play."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/get-hooked Date: September 21, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for a free day of fishing and fun! Enjoy fishing and related events including:

  • Catch and release fishing for children ages 8-16 (equipment and instruction provided)
  • Nature-themed games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Light refreshments
  • First 50 children will receive a free t-shirt

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5217caa4dedcd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The High Line Ghost Section, A History Tour with Matt Postal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/tour-the-high-line-ghost-section-a-history-tour-with-matt-postal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/tour-the-high-line-ghost-section-a-history-tour-with-matt-postal Date: September 21, 2013

Join historian Matthew Postal for a view into the High Line’s past. This walking tour follows the High Line’s “ghost section,” the former southernmost section of the High Line which extended southward from Gansevoort Street to the far West Village, ending at the St. John's Park Freight Terminal.

Matthew Postal is an historian at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. He holds degrees from Vassar College, New York University, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he received his Ph.D. Matthew teaches in the graduate program of the New York School of Interior Design, as well as at Lewis & Clark College. In addition to writing essays on the history of American architecture and urbanism, he recently co-authored two books, the Guide to New York City Landmarks and Ten Architectural Walks in Manhattan, both published in 2009.

This walking tour is presented by Friends of the High Line.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522782db66d7f.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/conservatory-garden-tour Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[31st Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/31st-annual-queens-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/31st-annual-queens-county-fair Date: September 21, 2013

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, visit the Con Edison Ecology Booth where you can adopt-a-worm for your home compost bin, get great planting tips, recycling ideas, and enjoy free crafts for kids! The fair features, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, Lumberjack shows, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway. Visit our Bavarian Garden, Irish band on Saturday and German band on Sunday, craft and food vendors and more. This is a fun event for the entire family!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 21, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. To add to the adventure join us for Maze By Moonlight on Saturdays October 5th and 12th when the maze will be open until 9:00 p.m. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it! Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-chess Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-games Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Harlem Heights Remembered]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/battle-of-harlem-heights-remembered http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/battle-of-harlem-heights-remembered Date: September 21, 2013

Learn how to use a quill pen, dress up in colonial costumes, find historical artifacts and interact with historical figures from the Mansion’s past. The event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52054bbe068e7.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Kick In To School Kickball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/kick-in-to-school-kickball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/kick-in-to-school-kickball-tournament Date: September 21, 2013

Kick off the school year with this free tournament! Ages 13 & up will compete in an afternoon of kickball! Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. Tournament to follow.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess: Beginners Clinic & Open Play]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play Date: September 21, 2013

Learn tactical insights from a Chess Master, then pit your newly acquired skills against other chess players at your level, tournament-style. Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: September 21, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play: Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nickelodeon-worldwide-day-of-play-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nickelodeon-worldwide-day-of-play-family-fun-day Date: September 21, 2013

In the spirit of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, NYC Parks will be hosting a Family Fun Day! Bring the whole family for fitness demos, inflatables, games, contests, and musical entertainment to promote this special day.

This event is hosted with help from Council Member Leroy Comrie and the organization Keeping Our Streets Safe.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 106th Avenue and 173rd Street (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7021, -73.783 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Westerleigh Folk Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/westerleigh-folk-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/westerleigh-folk-festival-2013 Date: September 21, 2013

This free outdoor music, art and crafts event will contain three stages, including a children's stage, 17 musical acts, 30 vendors selling handmade items, and a local artists display. There will be free pony rides from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and face painting.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:30 am 7:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522e9d3ab0e33.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pedal Stops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops Date: September 21, 2013

Bike New York & Bike and Roll partner to provide a Pedal Stop in Riverside Park providing rider-assistance-and-information stations open to all cyclists free of charge.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Morningside - Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/friends-of-morningside-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/friends-of-morningside-family-festival Date: September 21, 2013

A day of fun for the whole family. Facepainting, balloon art, puppets, and musical entertainment all afternoon. The event will culminate at 8pm with the second annual Morningside Lights parade of large participant-made paper mache lanterns.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51535e7419145.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein-Air Concert: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Subway Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/pleinair-concert-st-lukes-chamber-ensemble-subway-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/pleinair-concert-st-lukes-chamber-ensemble-subway-series Date: September 21, 2013

Come hear the jubilant sound of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performing a one-hour Subway Series Concert. Relax on the lawn and listen to this brass quintet. By way of thanks, please bring non-perishable food for collection and distribution through the Orchestra of St. Luke’s partnership with City Harvest. Then enjoy gourmet ice-cream sandwiches, available for sale courtesy of New York Melt’s Bakery! In case of rain, the performance will take place in Armor Hall. Free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/childrens-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/childrens-art-workshop Date: September 21, 2013

Cara Lynch will host a printmaking workshop for kids ages 6-12, in which the children will create their own relief print and removable window decor they can take home with them. House Work, an exhibition featuring the work of Cara Lynch, will be on view on view through October 5, 2013 at the Poe Park Visitor Center. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this show is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentation. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP is necessary; please contact Lucy Aponte at the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 21, 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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[House Works Print-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/house-works-exhibition-print-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/house-works-exhibition-print-making-workshop Date: September 21, 2013

Cara Lynch will host a print making workshop for kids ages 6-12 years. Children will creat their own relief print and removable window decor they can take home with them. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. RSVP necessary

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:57 EDT