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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:20:37 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 Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 25, 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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 25, 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: South Oxford Park,South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.6841, -73.9729 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: September 25, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.869, -73.9224 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 25, 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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 25, 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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 25, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-piano Date: September 25, 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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 25, 2013

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Eyes Have It!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/the-eyes-have-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/the-eyes-have-it Date: September 25, 2013

Ever wonder what it would be like to have kaleidoscope eyes or see things from another animal's point of view. See things from the perspective of an insect, an owl, and other animals, and learn how other animals rely on senses other than sight to find their way around. Create a pair of fun-colored lenses that will change your perspective. Then we will take a short walk examining the layers of the forest in search of Greenbelt animals. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Free program sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds. Registration required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Soccer Clinic Featuring the New York Red Bulls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/youth-soccer-clinic-featuring-the-new-york-red-bulls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/youth-soccer-clinic-featuring-the-new-york-red-bulls Date: September 25, 2013

Join us for a fun day of drills and skills featuring a chance to meet players from the New York Red Bulls. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call (212) 348-4867.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Soccer Fields (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7914, -73.9595 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Clinic with the New York Red Bulls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/soccer-clinic-with-the-new-york-red-bulls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/soccer-clinic-with-the-new-york-red-bulls Date: September 25, 2013

Learn to play with the pros! Join us for a fun day of soccer drill and skills, and meet players from the New York Red Bulls. Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; pre-registration required call (212) 348-4867 to register.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building a Rainwater Harvesting System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/fffffff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/fffffff Date: September 25, 2013

* This was originally scheduled for Sept. 4th, but has been moved to Sept. 25th to accomodate our gardeners.

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

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

Supplies: Materials for Rainwater Harvesting System

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Vogue Garden

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2013-09-25 2013-09-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8206, -73.914 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 25, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: High Line Design Tour with VP of Planning and Design, Peter Mullan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/tour-high-line-design-tour-with-vp-of-planning-and-design-peter-mullan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/tour-high-line-design-tour-with-vp-of-planning-and-design-peter-mullan Date: September 25, 2013

Join Peter Mullan, Friends of the High Line Vice President for Planning & Design, to learn about the planning and development of the High Line and to get an insider’s look at the park’s unique design elements.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages.

After your walking tour, enjoy dinner or a snack on the High Line. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping
views of the Hudson River. Learn more.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522788cd60e94.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/sunset-pilates Date: September 25, 2013

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

A few notes:

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

About Lou:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 25, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:37 EDT