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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:53:42 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[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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 21, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/forest-crew-training-session Date: September 21, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers Teens- College Essay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-writers-teens-college-essay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/bryant-park-writers-teens-college-essay Date: September 21, 2013

Brush up on your writing skills at the College Essay Writing Workshop with Writopia Lab

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Plant Propagation Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/plant-propagation-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/plant-propagation-workshop Date: September 21, 2013

Learn the basics of plant propagation including taking cuttings, sowing seeds, plant divisions, and forcing bulbs. Get hands–on experience by taking cuttings to overwinter tropical plants and succulents and by dividing perennials for our Sherman Creek gardens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature’s Music for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/natures-music-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/natures-music-for-kids Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/basic-canoeing Date: September 21, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This basic program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7602, -73.7581 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Inwood Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/delving-into-inwood-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/delving-into-inwood-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: September 21, 2013

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Inwood Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e7fc7e565ef.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/john-muir-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/john-muir-trail Date: September 21, 2013

This vigorous hike starts at Broadway & Mosholu Ave. with the Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 21, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at McCarren Play Center!

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/autumn-moon-festival-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/autumn-moon-festival-at-qbg Date: September 21, 2013

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden with family-friendly activities and crafts including paper lantern-making (limited to first 50 participants).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 21, 2013

Come celebrate Brooklyn’s rich farming history with a day of cowboys, pony rides, storytelling, face painting, art, cider pressing, sukkah building, music, food, crafts, and more. Learn about heritage seeds, hands-on composting, solar powered energy, hydroponic grow systems, natural dyeing, and colonial wampum and porcupine quillwork at New York City’s oldest house. Snap a photo in the Western Wagon Photo Booth or shake and groove with famed AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae Drummers from Batala NYC. Bring the whole family for a day of old fashioned games, traditional food cooked on the fire-pit, and down-home country fun!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[What The Dinosaurs Ate: Children’s Program with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/what-the-dinosaurs-ate-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/what-the-dinosaurs-ate-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway Date: September 21, 2013

Even though the dinosaurs are no longer around, that doesn’t mean that the plants they ate are extinct. Learn about the diet of everyone’s favorite prehistoric creatures. Join educator Julia Attaway in the Heather Garden to see the plants that dinosaurs ate still growing millions of years later.

For ages 4 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ffd02cb494f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[German-American Friendship Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/germanamerican-friendship-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/germanamerican-friendship-party Date: September 21, 2013

This event follows the German-American Parade and is an Oktober-fest style party open to the general public for a modest donation at the gate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 1:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/28th-annual-international-coastal-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/28th-annual-international-coastal-cleanup-day Date: September 21, 2013

Team up with thousands of other volunteers across the world to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines - it promises to be a remarkable stewardship experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/recycletoart Date: September 21, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 21, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/arts-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/arts-in-the-gardens Date: September 21, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, NYRP and Indie Ballet Collaborative are partnering to bring unique programming to two of NYRP’s Brooklyn Community Gardens, as part of commitment to activating outdoor spaces and encouraging community engagement. Two of NYRP’s gardens will host free, interactive performance-experiences by the Indie-Ballet Collaborative, an NYC-based dance company aimed to create a synergetic relationship between dance and other art forms. The dance company, founded by choreographer Ariel Asch, will engage the community in fun, family-friendly sessions that marry various forms of movement, including yoga, creative dance, and improvisation, with musical performances by local musicians.

*Please note: Outdoor events are subject to change. Please check the New York Restoration Project's online calendar for up-to-date changes.
Saturday, September 21 Schedule

2:00 p.m.: yoga
3:00 p.m.: creative movement workshop for kids of all age
4:00 p.m.: improv workshop with live music
5:30 p.m.: reception and meet the artists

Saturday, September 28 Schedule

2:00 p.m.: yoga
3:00 p.m.: creative movement workshop for kids of all age
4:00 p.m.: improv workshop with live music
5:30 p.m.: performance by Indie-Ballet Collaborative & reception, with musical performance by Taylor Zaro & Maya Solovéy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6834, -73.9401 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 21, 2013

DigitalWorks NYC is a program for people ages 16 to 26 who are not employed or in school and are able to commit to spending 20 hours a week participating in the ten week program. DigitalWorks NYC teaches partipants about MS Office or Adobe CS6 and helps participants find jobs. Not only is it free, but participants receive a free laptop and a free one-year membership to city recreation centers.

Join the Open House at McCarren Play Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: September 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 21, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Martha Redbone Roots Project and Pesky J. Nixon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/mad-sq-music-martha-redbone-roots-project-pesky-j-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/mad-sq-music-martha-redbone-roots-project-pesky-j-nixon Date: September 21, 2013

Martha Redbone Roots Project will perform at 4:00 p.m., and Pesky J. Nixon will open at 3:00 p.m.

Time Out New York says, “Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is a just-right mix of retro and modern.” Redbone’s music flows equally from her father’s North Carolina gospel legacy, proudly on display in her unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with soul and funk on her previous recordings, to her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her. Over five years of dedication into the roots project formed the revision of the artist’s complex American heritage, as loving messages to her child heir to these roots, and a balm for audiences hungering for truth and higher meaning in these turbulent days. The Garden Of LoveThe Songs of William Blake is not the debut album of singer/songwriter/producer/artist Martha Redbone, yet it embodies a sonic rebirth and fuller flowering of her own rootsy ethos.

Pesky J. Nixon, an acoustic group full of rich harmonies, banters and grace with roots in the Boston area, takes their name from favorite Red Sox players, Johnny Pesky and Trot Nixon. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation. Jay Moberg of Boston's WUMB says of the group, "These guys represent what I love about music...great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!"

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 21, 2013

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out five site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers include Kai Kleinbard, Ani Taj Niemann and The Dance Cartel, Emily Wexler, Built For Collapse, and NY Parkour.

Meet at the Riverside Park entrance at 68th and Riverside Blvd.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2013-09-21 2013-09-21 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0acfc85be7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/family-camping Date: September 21, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 11.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6617, -73.9708 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:53:42 EDT