NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:48:04 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[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: September 28, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bird-walks Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 28, 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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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dumbo Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 28, 2013

The Dumbo Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of art, music, and performance. It brings over 500 artists from a variety of fields, with 100 studios, 50 galleries, and 100 programming partners to DUMBO every fall, with performances, exhibitions, and much more, all against the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Visitors can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections. They can also visit artists in their studios,help make murals on the street, or watch dancers, poets and actors on street corners throughout the neighborhood. While the main events end earlier, the projections can be seen through midnight all three nights.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:00 am 11:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/photoville Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 28, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/flow13 Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/house-work-exhibition Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 28, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/health-and-race-walking Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Manhattan Park's Bread and Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/northern-manhattan-parks-bread-and-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/northern-manhattan-parks-bread-and-yoga Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/catch-release-fishing Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/aerobics-class Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: September 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/girls-youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/girls-youth-basketball-clinic Date: September 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[John Muir Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/john-muir-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/john-muir-volunteer-day Date: September 28, 2013

Join the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park's forest restoration efforts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Community Workshop: Boulder Bash!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/family-art-community-workshop-boulder-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/family-art-community-workshop-boulder-bash Date: September 28, 2013

Art has the unique ability to build communities and encourage educational development and growth. Taking cues from the upcoming Mad. Sq. Art exhibition, Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra) by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, the workshop will address concepts of form, color, pattern, and community collaboration. Modeled after Penone’s monumental 30-foot tall bronze tree sculptures, we will be creating our own “boulders” which will adorn the Mad. Sq. Community Tree.
Penone was an early proponent of Arte Povera, a movement which arose in the 1960’s and was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between man, nature, and art. These artists used natural materials in their work such as wax, wool, felt, cloth, stone, glass, cement, wood, rubber, metal, cement, and resin. Inspired by this movement, we will decorate our “boulders” with natural and recyclable materials. Together, each participant will contribute their own unique art piece to the communal tree which will come together to create an entirely new work of art!
*The workshop will take place rain or shine and is first-come, first-served.
**Please note that adult supervision is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/523b09227090d.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/wheelchair-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/wheelchair-basketball-clinic Date: September 28, 2013

Play wheelchair basketball in this clinic at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center. Open to everyone with a disability, including non-recreation center members, it is sure to be a fun time!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/conservatory-garden-tour Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-chess Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 28, 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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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-games Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[National Estuaries Day - Little Neck Bay Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/national-estuaries-day-little-neck-bay-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/national-estuaries-day-little-neck-bay-festival1 Date: September 28, 2013

Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) with craft projects, games, canoe rides and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/birding-raptor-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/birding-raptor-migrants Date: September 28, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park)

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B165 Spring Creek Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 40.6524, -73.8668 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. This is a vigorous trail, which lasts for a long distance and contains hills and rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bike-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bike-bonanza Date: September 28, 2013

Bike swap, helmet giveaways, and learn-to-ride for kids! Free registration at bikenewyork.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/street-tree-care-event-with-the-lower-east-side-ecology-center Date: September 28, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 477 4022

Location: Sauer Park (in Joseph C. Sauer Park)

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M113 Joseph C. Sauer Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7282, -73.9797 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-springfield-park Date: September 28, 2013

Volunteer with the Friends of Springfield Park on It's My Park Day. They will be planting bulbs, mulching, weeding, and cleaning the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6597, -73.7634 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens Second Annual Harvest Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/loisaida-united-neighborhood-gardens-2nd-annual-harvest-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/loisaida-united-neighborhood-gardens-2nd-annual-harvest-arts-festival Date: September 28, 2013

This multidimensional arts festival reflects the creative spirit of the neighborhood and the integral part that community gardens play in the culture and life of Loisaida.

Scheduled events include music, dance, performance, films, photography, puppets, environmental workshops, and yoga. Each garden is designing its own program, so we know it will be interesting. In addition, The Communal Spaces Play Festival, five 30-minute plays inspired by the selected garden landscapes, will wrap up its three-week run during the Harvest Arts Fest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden,Firemen's Memorial Garden,The Creative Little Garden,La Plaza Cultural,Liz Christy Garden,M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park),LaGuardia Corner Community Garden,11 BC Garden,11th Street Community Garden,Toyota Childrens Garden,9 C Garden,De Colores Community Yard and Cultural Center,Earth People Garden,Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden,Parque Tranquilidad,Orchard Alley,Kenkeleba House Garden,La Petit Versailles,Childrens Magical Garden,Siempre Verde Garden,Alberts Garden

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7243, -73.9821; 40.7243, -73.978; 40.7246, -73.9826; 40.7253, -73.9786; 40.7241, -73.9918; 40.721, -73.9919; 40.7273, -73.9993; 40.727, -73.9783; 40.7293, -73.984; 40.7285, -73.9818; 40.7253, -73.978; 40.7257, -73.9808; 40.7257, -73.9808; 40.7465, -73.9813; 40.7223, -73.9802; 40.7281, -73.9759; 40.723, -73.9858; 40.722, -73.9834; 40.7207, -73.9862; 40.72, -73.9839; 40.7253, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5245dd5de8add.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: September 28, 2013

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop! We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have.

RSVP required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Office

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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7139, -74.0054 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day Date: September 28, 2013

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum once again participates in Museum Day Live!, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour.

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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-park Date: September 28, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Astoria Park Alliance as they clean Astoria Park. Volunteers will be raking leaves, picking up litter, and cleaning the shoreline. Family yoga will also be held on the Terrace Roof.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 339-8142

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/forest-crew-training-session Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers Teens- College Essays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-writers-teens-college-essays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/bryant-park-writers-teens-college-essays Date: September 28, 2013

College Essay Writing 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/family-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/family-nature-hike Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 1:00 pm 40.8088, -73.966 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Session 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions-session-2 Date: September 28, 2013

The leaves changing color doesn't signal the end of discovery at QBG. We have 4 special sessions -- register for just one or all. Go to the QBG website for more information and to register.

Session 2: Come cook at QBG. We will make some fresh snacks with vegetables from the Garden and we will make some apple cider. Come see how cider is made and make your own in our cider mill. Plant some herbs to take home for the winter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/recycletoart Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/gallery-tour-at-wave-hill Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/arts-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/arts-in-the-gardens Date: September 28, 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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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6834, -73.9401 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 28, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Appreciation Day at Calyton Williams Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/senior-appreciation-day-at-calyton-williams-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/senior-appreciation-day-at-calyton-williams-garden Date: September 28, 2013

Garden will host a small reception in the garden. Enjoy music, refreshments, and a moment of relaxation in the garden. The event is free to all senior citizens.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 28, 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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Luke Winslow-King & His Band | Brother Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-music-luke-winslowking-his-band-brother-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-music-luke-winslowking-his-band-brother-sun Date: September 28, 2013

Luke Winslow-King & His Band performs at 4:00 p.m., Brother Sun at 3:00 p.m.

Luke Winslow-King is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era. Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King moved to New Orleans by chance in 2001. During a decade in New Orleans he honed his sound and earned respect as leader among the young traditionalists and collaborated with a revered list of local musicians, including: John Boutte, “Washboard” Chaz Leary, and Paul Sanchez. In 2010, Winslow-King formed a four-piece made up of singer/washboard-player Esther Rose, bassist Cassidy Holden, trumpet/piano/bass-drummer Ben Polcer. "They’re one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." --American Songwriter.

National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. But Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map – Chicago, Boston, and New York – Joe, Greg, and Pat celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano. "The real breakout artists [at Falcon Ridge] this year had to be Brother Sun…who've come together to form a trio that's all about harmony - in their music and in their lives. Their joyful music making earned them a standing ovation in their main stage set." -John Platt, WFUV.

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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing Date: September 28, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Come join West Coast Swing enthusiasts and get a free lesson from 7 pm - 7:45 pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b760160e854.JPG Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[RPM Presents: Steve Angello]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/rpm-presents-steve-angello http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/rpm-presents-steve-angello Date: September 28, 2013

Doors: 5 PM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/night-hike-light Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. This is a light hike, on mostly paved paths. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 7:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/learn-to-ride-a-bike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/learn-to-ride-a-bike Date: September 28, 2013

Children learn the basics and techniques of bike riding as this class will teach them a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Please bring bikes and helmets.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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