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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:44:45 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/2013/09/24/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 24, 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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2013-09-24 2013-09-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/photoville Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/flow13 Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/house-work-exhibition Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6881, -73.7701 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/fitness-walk Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/catch-release-fishing Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolor Painting Art Workshop at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/watercolor-painting-art-workshop-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/watercolor-painting-art-workshop-at-wave-hill Date: September 24, 2013

Paint the majestic views and intricate details of Wave Hill’s fall gardens in this watercolor workshop with artist Wennie Huang. Sessions include demonstrations, critiques and individual guidance by the instructor. 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. Series continues October 1 and 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e4c872d54d.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6881, -73.7701 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking1 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis3 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Inwood Hill Park,W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.873, -73.9254; 40.869, -73.9224 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-chess Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-games Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: September 24, 2013

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

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e22a9a479f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: September 24, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: September 24, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 24, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-piano Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: September 24, 2013

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 24, 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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/knittingintermediate Date: September 24, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center Date: September 24, 2013

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

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

Please register for this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 477-4022

Location: Dry Dock Playground

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M270 Dry Dock Playground 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7255, -73.9754 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Fall Tour: Free Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/playdiem-fall-tour-september-24-central-park-naumburg-bandshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/playdiem-fall-tour-september-24-central-park-naumburg-bandshell Date: September 24, 2013

Join Play-diem at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell to enjoy a free concert featuring performances by Ukulelien, Erin and Her Cello, Robert Leslie, El Genius, Giga Herbs, BELT, and Bevel Summers and in support of the Listen First Project!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 3:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52324287aa324.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 24, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/green-team Date: September 24, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: September 24, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: September 24, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:45 EDT