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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:49:20 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[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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 19, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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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<![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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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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<![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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<![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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:20 EDT