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, 22 Jul 2014 15:43:31 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 Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 21, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)
There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.
Pre-registration is required online at www.bryantpark.org/calendar.
On-site registration will open at 12:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20 p.m.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 21, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/learn-to-draw Date: August 21, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Animal Antics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics Date: August 21, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. Sometimes we all feel like a grumpy goat or a sneaky fox. This week, laugh along as we read humorous tales of some very grumpy, hungry, or silly animals, then join in as we sing some of our favorite nonsense songs.

Our books this week are The Little Mouse, The Big Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood; Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist; and Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc214247885.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/garden-crew1 Date: August 21, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/kayaking Date: August 21, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!

Children under 18 must have an adult-guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 21, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/wheelchair-basketball Date: August 21, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Public Vote!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds Date: August 21, 2014

As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer. Stay tuned to www.brooklynbridgepark.org for details throughout the summer.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With A View: The Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds1 Date: August 21, 2014

The evening begins with DJ Kiva and the short film Woodhouse by Fred Rowson. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive!

Part of the series Syfy Movies With a View.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-circuit Date: August 21, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 21, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 21, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Acrobatic Conundrum / ChelseaO Productions presents Cirqu'elle / Perfect Catch: a throw-mantic comedy in association with CircusNow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow Date: August 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

The Acrobatic Conundrum was founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom, with the mission to create performance experiences that delight and engage audiences. Conundrum shows feature moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration. The troupe has produced three shows to date: Volumes I & II, and The Way Out. The company has performed in various venues around the Pacific Northwest and headlined the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the first festival of its kind.

Chelsea O'Brian is a performer, teacher and artistic director of ChelseaO Productions. She has worked in the mediums of circus, dance, aerial dance, film and theatre. Her works have been supported by the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et lettres de Quebec, Adesam, and the City of Vancouver public art program. She has performed with companies such as Cirque Plume in France, Cavalia, Sens Productions, Rea’son d’etre productions, and Zaccho Dance Theatre. She is known in the circus industry for having invented the Aerial Kite, a unique circus apparatus. Her Aerial Kites can now be found internationally. Chelsea is currently based in San Francisco. Cirqu’elle premiered in the summer of 2013 at Zaccho studio in San Francisco. Since then it has toured to Santa Barbara and Richmond CA, and Chelsea is thrilled to bring the show to SummerStage!

"Perfect Catch" is the dynamic juggling team of Michael Karas and Jen Slaw. In 2011, Michael and Jen decided to create a theatrical juggling show that would appeal to the theater goers of New York City. An adorable 50-seat theater, The Canal Park Playhouse, agreed to produce their whimsical idea and the result was a huge success that ran for two seasons. "Perfect Catch: A Throw-mantic Comedy" was named a Critic's Pick by Backstage Magazine and received a rave review from the NYTimes as well, citing Jen and Michael as "expert jugglers". Jen and Michael continue to tour their show, promoting theatrical juggling as well as "huggling", the combination of hugging while juggling. In fact, they set a world record in 2013 on live television for the longest huggling session without a drop - 33 minutes and 43 seconds. They’re excited to present their show at SummerStage – enjoy and come say hi after the show!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156d030edf.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 21, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Philadelphia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. This movie won two Oscars.

Rain date: August 28th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie Date: August 21, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

Annie is the story of a young orphan girl and her adventures as she searches for a family to adopt her. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5ca19ce854.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Robin Thicke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke Date: August 22, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Robin Thicke perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 22, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 22, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 22, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 22, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 22, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 22, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 22, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/sit-aerobics Date: August 22, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 22, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 22, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games Date: August 22, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 22, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 22, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 Date: August 22, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 22, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/house-tours Date: August 22, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 22, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 22, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts Date: August 22, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 22, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 22, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 22, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping Date: August 22, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 22, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 22, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 22, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: August 22, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Coraline 3D, an adventurous girl discovers a door to a seemingly perfect world in her new house, but she soon discovers this world has sinister secrets. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f6729d0f89.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Livin on a Prayer Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-livin-on-a-prayer-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-livin-on-a-prayer-skate-party Date: August 22, 2014

Tommy used to work on the docks. Union's been on strike and he's down on his luck, so guess where he's going to cheer himself up?

He's heading to Lola Star's Roller Disco skate Party. Embrace your inner rock stars to prove once and for all it's true that the higher the hair the closer we will be to the rock gods. Rip your jeans, tease your hair, let your inner David Lee Roth out and come skate with Lola Star!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 23, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 23, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk Date: August 23, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner hatha yoga class.

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks Date: August 23, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 23, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 23, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class Date: August 23, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 23, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves Date: August 23, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 23, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 23, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 23, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 23, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team Date: August 23, 2014

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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier 6 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day Date: August 23, 2014

Come play games of all shapes and sizes from volleyball, basketball, and soccer clinics to potato sack and relay races with celebrations on each of the park's active piers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking Date: August 23, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 23, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 23, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1012c12d7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales Date: August 23, 2014

Sit back and listen to nature, and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest.

This program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 23, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games Date: August 23, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 23, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 23, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 23, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/estuary-paddle Date: August 23, 2014

Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the river.

Advance registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: August 23, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx.

The tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House. For early arrivals, the Valentine-Varian House will be open for tours at 10 a.m. On the tour, sites along the Grand Concourse, Bedford Park, Jerome Avenue, and Kingsbridge Road will be noted.

Please make reservations as these programs are quite popular and sell out quickly. Call at the phone number below to reserve a spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc9379c63b2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment Date: August 23, 2014

Join reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 23, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/house-tours Date: August 23, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining Date: August 23, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Be prepared to get wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 165th Street and 99th Avenue

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 40.6496, -73.8316 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 23, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 23, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 23, 2014

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

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).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america Date: August 23, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 23, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation Date: August 23, 2014

New York City’s top Latin DJ, Alex Sensation, began collecting music and at age 16 was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs. He enjoys mixing different genres, but his roots as a mixer are linked with Tropical music. Among his many accomplishments as a prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex has been the face of Dennon DJ Equipment. Alex DJ’s five nights a week throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, and has two #1 mix radio shows in the country: “La Original Mega Mezcla and “La Mega Mezcla Sábado en la Noche” both on La Mega 97.9 FM. He also has DJed to sold­out crowds at the Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, Nokia Theater, and the United Palace, among others. This year, Alex received an ACE Award (the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics). He has also taken his mixes and talent to countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Canada, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and Aruba.

Doors open at 2:00 pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535157463c7c8.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner Date: August 23, 2014

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis. Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991.

In what must be one of the grandest musical gestures imaginable, Wayne Shorter, one of the most important composers in the history of Jazz music and arguably the greatest living composer in Jazz today, bestowed on to Wallace Roney the scores to two large scale, large ensemble pieces that Wayne conceived and composed for Miles when he was still in the band but were never recorded (or even performed) and told Wallace he was now the person who could best fully realize these works. These two major works, Legend (composed in 1967) and Universe (composed in 1968 and 69) are amazing in their scope and breadth (they are written for as many as 18 pieces, including english horn, bassoon, french horn, flutes and clarinet along with more traditional instrumentation) and show Wayne to already be a fully formed masterful composer and orchestrator of large scale works at this early date in his career. Wayne also included a third unrecorded composition, Twin Dragon which was written for Miles in 1981 at his request as he was looking for material to perform for his comeback. Wallace Roney, who has performed and recorded with Wayne and was Miles Davis' only protégé, has become a pivotal artist on the scene in his own right. With his vast experience with these great artists, he is clearly the right choice to bring this important music to life.

Hailed as a "gentle virtuoso" by Jon Pareles of The New York Times, guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke follows up his acclaimed Blue Note releases Karibu and Mwaliko with the extraordinary Heritage. Co-produced by piano great and Blue Note label mate Robert Glasper, Heritage finds Loueke at the helm of a new lineup with a more electric sound. In addition, Loueke, long known for his nylon-string acoustic guitar, does not feature that instrument on Heritage. He transitions to steel-string acoustic and electric guitars A veteran of bands led by Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock, Loueke is bringing jazz into vibrant contact with the sounds of West Africa, in particular his native Benin. The title Heritage is a direct reference to his personal odyssey. "I have two heritages," Loueke says. "One is from my ancestors from Africa, and that goes through my music, my body, my soul, every aspect of what I do. But also I have the heritage from the Occident, from the West, from Europe and the U.S. I speak English, I speak French, and I have that heritage too. I called this album Heritage because I've been blessed by all different parts of the world, and most of the songs reflect that."

25 year old Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana had already caught the ears of the New York jazz scene before winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition last September - the first female instrumentalist and first South American to do so in the history of the competition. Now the entire world are discovering her. She picked up the saxophone by age 6, inspired by her father Marcos Aldana - himself a world class saxophonist - and he taught her how to transcribe the solos of great saxophonists - not least Charlie Parker. On stage she is joined by her “Crash Trio" featuring bassist Pablo Menares, also from Chile, & Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (dr) as she was on her forthcoming June 17 Concord Records album also entitled “Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio”.

Pianist Kris Bowers is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers’ sound – though rooted in traditional styles – is open to numerous external influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. This rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, an ambitious debut album that positions Bowers at the forefront of a talented sextet and showcases a musical and compositional style that – while clearly rooted in the jazz tradition – is also reflective of an eclectic musical age. Bowers musical sensibilities were taking shape before he even saw the light of day. The story has it that his parents positioned headphones on his mother’s belly and piped soft jazz directly into his evolving consciousness in the months before he was born. And it was just the beginning.

This classically trained crooner is a soul singer for the ages and a writer for our times. Starting at four years old, Chris Turner was a member of the Kairos Youth Choir, at nine with the San Francisco Opera Company, the Young Musicians Program at the University of California (YMP), the School of the Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco and was the featured vocalist for the SF Jazz High School All-Stars. In the GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensemble, he performed with many GRAMMY artists. Chris graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Chris has toured worldwide with Esperanza Spalding and Bilal and he recently opened for Gregory Porter at Town Hall in NYC. He performed on BET "106 & Park" as a MusicMatters “Artist To Watch” and premiered his first single, “Liquid Love”. Chris currently has a digital mix tape called “LOVElife Is A Challenge” and is featured on new recordings by Eric Harland, Kris Bowers, and Harvey Mason Sr.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

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Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ef34f93229.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 23, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents a workshop covering the elements of voice production, acting and stage combat.

Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Online registration necessary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 23, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 23, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/eating-america1 Date: August 23, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping Date: August 23, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 23, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 23, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:33 EDT