NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:37:22 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[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Mika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/good-morning-america-summer-concert-mika http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/good-morning-america-summer-concert-mika Date: July 3, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by Mika at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, July 10.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 3, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 3, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 3, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/farmers-market-friday Date: July 3, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: July 3, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: July 3, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/childrens-story-time-art Date: July 3, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience Date: July 3, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

(On Friday, July 3, SSE ends early in recognition of Independence Day.)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience4 Date: July 3, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-exhibitions Date: July 3, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: July 3, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/tai-chiadults Date: July 3, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: July 3, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 3, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/nature-exploration Date: July 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 3, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/seasonal-crafts Date: July 3, 2015

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: July 3, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/wheelchair-softball Date: July 3, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: July 3, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke Date: July 3, 2015

Hopefully you’ll amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at Totally Public Karaoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.

A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registraion process will begin at 5:30; first come, first to perform.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeb6464765.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 3, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 3, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-03 2015-07-03 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: July 3, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 3, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Screening of The Young Girls of Rochefort by Jacques Demy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/screening-of-the-young-girls-of-rochefort-by-jacques-demy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/screening-of-the-young-girls-of-rochefort-by-jacques-demy Date: July 3, 2015

In this 1967 film, the Garnier girls are fraternal twins, alike in spirit through not identical in looks. Ethereal blonde Delphine (played by Catherine Deneuve) is a dance instructor and redheaded Solange is a music teacher. The sisters, while far from unhappy in their port town of Rochefort, pine after dreams of romantic love and musical careers, and hope to someday go to Paris to fulfill their ambitions.

In French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543dd7585e0d.jpg Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 3, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 4, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-class Date: July 4, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 4, 2015

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

Bring a 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/van-cortlandt-track-club1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/van-cortlandt-track-club1 Date: July 4, 2015

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

The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit The Van Cortlandt Track Club website.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bird-walks-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bird-walks-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: July 4, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.

These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.

For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: July 4, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 4, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/grownyc-greenmarket Date: July 4, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 4, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: July 4, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 4, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/zumba Date: July 4, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 4, 2015

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 4, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

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:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 4, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-advanced Date: July 4, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-moves Date: July 4, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga1 Date: July 4, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga3 Date: July 4, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga4 Date: July 4, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga5 Date: July 4, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 4, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at 212-827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: July 4, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/summer-exhibitions Date: July 4, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 4, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Take part in a special 4th of July Celebration! Therese Plair will tell the Caribbean story "The Pumpkin Rider." Dovie Thomasen will tell the Lakota story "Iktomi Saves the People," and Laura Simms will tell the Romanian story "The Empress of Fairies".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 4, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

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:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 4, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 4, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 4, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/basic-canoeing Date: July 4, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 4, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-intermediate Date: July 4, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 4, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: July 4, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 4, 2015

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 4, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Colonial Life in Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/historic-new-york-colonial-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/historic-new-york-colonial-life Date: July 4, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. All programs are walking tours unless otherwise noted.

Fort Greene, Brooklyn holds an importat place in the history of the colonies and the America Revolution. Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/compost-crew Date: July 4, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 4, 2015

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 4, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 4, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: July 4, 2015

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/skats-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/skats-the-clown Date: July 4, 2015

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clowning, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while leaving them in amazement!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-concert Date: July 4, 2015

The Bronx Arts Ensemble’s purpose is to nourish the arts in the Bronx by serving its diverse communities and developing audiences through arts education and musical performances of the highest professional standard.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/guerilla-storytime Date: July 4, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/family-camping-queens Date: July 4, 2015

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

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, June 24th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.7924, -73.777 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-celebration Date: July 4, 2015

Enjoy the Annual Staten Island Philharmonic concert on the lawn (6:00 p.m.), followed by viewing of fireworks display.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 6:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 4, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 4, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2015

This year, the annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks returns to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

See the fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park! To enter the park, please use the park’s entrances at Old Fulton and Furman Streets, Joralemon and Furman Streets, or Old Dock and Furman Streets. Bags will be checked by the NYPD at all entrances. Local streets will close at 4 p.m. Please use public transportation.

Please note: Due to the Independence Day celebration, there are service changes on July 4 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's 4th of July Information page for details.

The fireworks may be viewed in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.For information about additional viewing areas and ADA / special needs viewing areas, please visit the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks website.

Please arrive early.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island's 2nd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/coney-island-fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/coney-island-fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2015

Coney Island puts on an amazing fireworks show for the residents and visitors of Coney Island.

The Brooklyn Cyclones Minor League baseball team will host the Williamsport Crosscutters at MCU Park and after the game at approximately 9:45pm, the Fourth of July fireworks show will begin.

The show launches off the beach near Steeplechase Pier. Viewing locations at Steeplechase Plaza and on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Brought to you by The Alliance for Coney Island.

Start time: 9:45 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 946-1350

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:45 pm 10:30 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558d91d800bea.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 5, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 5, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Taking Wing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/early-morning-birdwalk-taking-wing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/early-morning-birdwalk-taking-wing Date: July 5, 2015

This is the time of year when young birds outnumber adult birds. Join us in search of fledglings as they test their wings! Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. This tour leaves promptly at 8 am.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 5, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 5, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount2015 Training 7/5 Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/training-75-60th-st http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/training-75-60th-st Date: July 5, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 2nd Ave and 60th Street

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2015-07-05 2015-07-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64347749770000000, -74.02261734010000000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount!2015 Training 7/5 Hylan Blvd]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/training-75-hylan-blvd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/training-75-hylan-blvd Date: July 5, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Guyon Ave

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2015-07-05 2015-07-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56032451840600000, -74.11999225616500000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: July 5, 2015

Carousel style doubles pétanque tournament for this popular game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.

For tournament details, registration information, and entry fees, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7544, -73.9842 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d54b41fc7f.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/summer-exhibitions Date: July 5, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 5, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 5, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/waterfront-walks Date: July 5, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 5, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/kids-tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/kids-tide-pool-exploration Date: July 5, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

During this exploration, kids of all ages can get an opportunity to explore the small creatures that inhabit Orchard Beach. Fish, invertebrates, and shore birds of all varieties are a treat to enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Moderate Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 5, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain For all hiking programs we recomend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wilde and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/basic-canoeing Date: July 5, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.

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. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/checkmate-101 Date: July 5, 2015

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level!

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/plover-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/plover-day Date: July 5, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover! Partake in family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5889, -73.7886 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/smorgasburg Date: July 5, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/family-performance-festival-story-laurie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/family-performance-festival-story-laurie Date: July 5, 2015

Groove on the grassy hill as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in Central Park to those in your backyard!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know your coming

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information about family-friendly programs in Central Park, please visit the Central Park Conservancy's family programs website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556e279519559.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT