NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:11:52 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[Yo Yo Yo Urban Yogis!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis Date: July 31, 2014

Join LIFE Camp Founder Erica Ford and ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern for a free outdoor yoga class co-taught with Juquille Johnston, Raheem Lewis, Jaytaun McMillan, and Makeesha Hill of the Urban Yogis. Class is followed by a live musical performance featuring sitar maestro Hidayat Khan, vocalist Amit Interdeo, tabla artist Avirodh Sharma, and traditional Indian dancer Jharna Rastogi.

This event is open to the public and will be held in the beautiful tree lined plaza next to the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center.

Please RSVP here to reserve a spot. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but we do have some available. For further information, contact: Sandi.Higgins@parks.nyc.gov or call the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center at: (212) 285-0300.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1d05992a88.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix Date: July 31, 2014

Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

For the 11-piece Boogaloo Assassins the mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s-style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Afro-Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Known throughout the West for their high-energy live shows, Boogaloo Assassins' debut recording "Old Love Dies Hard" features their hit single "No No No", a salsa version of the blues/reggae classic, featured on Gilles Peterson's BBC-1, Los Angeles's leading public radio station KCRW, and many others. As of Spring 2014, Boogaloo Assassins have hit both the road and the recording studio with new rock'n'roll phenom Nick Waterhouse.

NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC, as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecefe6a1f7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 31, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required. This workshop will be facilitated by Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band Date: July 31, 2014

This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents A Tribute to Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 31, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Motor City Revue".

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Cunningham Park: Two Gentlemen From Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: July 31, 2014

Come see this free Shakespearean comedy in Cunningham Park, a slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and a dog. The play asks the question: Is all really fair in love?

Bring a blanket or chair.

Children's program at 7:30, show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 31, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Man of Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel Date: July 31, 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 Man of Steel, a young man with extraodinary powers must discover his own identity while saving the world from destruction. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5dfd8cc5d.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 31, 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 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Stuyvesant Park Films: Rear Window]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rear-window http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/rear-window Date: July 31, 2014

Watch Hitchcock's classic thriller, Rear Window, under the stars and trees.

Sit on the lawn or benches and enjoy the show.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Enrique Iglesias]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias Date: August 1, 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 Enrique Iglesias 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 1, 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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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 1, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 1, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/new-roots-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/new-roots-community-workday Date: August 1, 2014

Please join the Bronx Green-Up and New Roots Community Garden as they partner with the International Rescue Committee to continue building their urban farm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 1, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536119ae5dbd4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 1, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115c5e57b2.jpeg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 1, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 1, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/family-camping Date: August 1, 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 Tuesday, July 22.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 1, 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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 1, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM

We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar: www.nyrp.org/calendar

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 1, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 1, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 1, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/outdoor-movie-night-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: August 1, 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 Spy Kids 3D Game Over, the Spy Kids' nemesis traps Carmen in a virtual reality game, and Juni must race to save both his sister and the world before time runs out! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5f0f9399f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green Presents 2 Autumns, 3 Winters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/films-on-the-green Date: August 1, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the comedy 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, starring Vincent Macaigne, on August 1st in Transmitter Park!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf7e6bd1c7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-streets Date: August 2, 2014

On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. The route runs from Brooklyn Bridge, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, to Central Park at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. View the Summer Streets map route

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Passersby are weclome to participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25' climbing wall, soar through the sky on a 160' zipline and explore a 179 years voice tunnel. View Summer Streets' schedule of activities

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 2, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bird-walk Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/rockaway-walks Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/parent-me-yoga Date: August 2, 2014

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Robin Rosiello, 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.

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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 2, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/kayaking Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/green-team Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 2, 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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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: August 2, 2014

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials, such as recycled foam trays, modeling clay and reeds. Make your mixture into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats! 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbff4151663.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Third Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 Date: August 2, 2014

Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program as they pull a seine net through the waters of the tidal basin at Inwood Hill Park, identifying and counting their catch for the annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count.

During this free family program, participants may volunteer to put on waterproof boots and help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (845) 256-3016

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: August 2, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Osgood Ave. and Gordon St.

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6189, -74.0837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Not Just Talk Summit - Radical Woman Creating Resilient Communities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/not-just-talk-radical-woman-creating-resilient-communities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/not-just-talk-radical-woman-creating-resilient-communities Date: August 2, 2014

Please join The BLK Projek at The Point CDC where they will revisit that space and explore the concept of environment and resilience in a broad sense. This year the theme is “Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities.” Resilience can be described as the ecosystems ability to absorb disturbances without shifting to an alternative state or losing function. Therefore, it encompasses two processes the ability to resist and the ability to recover. In a world facing climate change assessing resilience is critical as well as exploring all of the intersections that create insecure communities who seek to be resilient, to absorb disruption and recover from the effects of climate change.

This year's event is already proving to be epic as we are partnering with Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty and we are hosting Moms Rising's Food Power Brunch where we will discuss how to change school food and honor fierce women doing the work to make it a reality!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The PointT CDC

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8182, -73.8908 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-games Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/idlewild-birding-by-canoe-adventure-intermediate Date: August 2, 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. Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat.

For ages 8 years old and up. This is an intermediate canoing trip.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Idlewild Park

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 40.6525, -73.7549 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fall Planting and Season Extension]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 Date: August 2, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you’ve ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it’s possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We’ll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your fall harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling and the use of greenhouses.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Phoenix Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6784, -73.9131 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 2, 2014

Enjoy music, stories and even more music with singers that make New York proud.

Featuring Lou Gallo and Jean Rohe from The Very Hungry Band

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 2, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Friendship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship Date: August 2, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!
Our very own Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their family members through Alexis O’Neill’s book, The Kite the Bridged two Nations, followed by a discussion and friendship bracelet activity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537f9e29546d8.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 2, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic Drawing Class by Ivan Velez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez Date: August 2, 2014

Learn the basics to create your own comic book. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: DJ DAN spinning hits for the kids of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island Date: August 2, 2014

Join DJ DAN of Get Down Entertainment as he spins hits and entertains kids with cool giveaways on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6ecce113a.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 Date: August 2, 2014

Short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 Date: August 2, 2014

Columbia Summer Winds is a community wind ensemble that performs annually in New York City public parks. Comprised of musicians from around the New York area, CSW presents four concerts each summer and hosts a biennial Outdoor Composition Contest.

http://www.columbiasummerwinds.org/

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled to August 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/gallery-tour Date: August 2, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of three current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies series is being shown for the first time in its entirety; Crewdson’s photographs capture the fleeting light of these nocturnal creatures. In the Sunroom Project Space, Lauren Carly Shaw transforms the space into the setting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1899), set in the late 19th century, when the original Glyndor House was constructed. Shaw chronicles the effect of confinement on a woman’s mental state. In the Sun Porch space, Reade Bryan’s sculptural installation investigates the way that iconic building materials, such as plywood and drywall supplies, are created and used. Here he evokes the effects of a flood or the mass of a cliff’s edge; the natural landscape appears to intrude on the interior, although the sculpture itself is made of domestic building material.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6757a0b203.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 2, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 Date: August 2, 2014

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' “Exile On Main St.” During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. His latest album "Locked Down", released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Further, Dr. John is currently hard at work completing an album in tribute to Louis Armstrong which will be released in June of this year. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is the creation of frontwoman Alynda lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who left home at an early age to travel the country before settling in New Orleans to play with a revolving cast of musicians. NPR's Ann Powers proclaimed that Hurray for the Riff Raff is, "Americana with a very young, fresh youthful sensibility. She's remaking traditions through her own voice. I'm just so struck by her voice. Literally. I love her singing voice...I can't stop listening to this woman's voice. I'm obsessed!" while Mojo Magazine raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power.” The band combines country and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound that’s unified by Segarra’s fresh vocals and beautifully crafted songs.

Doors open at 2:00pm

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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed39ecf90e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 2, 2014

Help Aeilushi Mistry bring peace and harmony to our shoreline as she performs the traditional Hindu Aarti Ceremony at the park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/family-camping Date: August 2, 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 Tuesday, July 22.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: August 2, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95. Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event.

Thurs, July 17, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Fred Ones, Rhyme Factory's Youth Group (Hip-Hop), Feenix Flames (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, Aug 2, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Kid Koi, The Bronx Boys (dance), Rebel Diaz Arts Collective BX (Hip-Hop), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: August 2, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: Firefly Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party Date: August 2, 2014

Join Julia Attaway, educator and local mom, to see if you can catch the last fireflies of the season!

During this hands-on program kids will have a chance to learn about fireflies in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. Feel free to get ready for bed before you come out and chase fireflies in your pajamas.

Bring a jar or container and you can use your fireflies as night lights. But don't forget to let them out before you go to sleep! They have important work to do finding a mate and lighting the summer evenings.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6eed2c3ce.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 2, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 2, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:54 EDT