NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:58:24 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[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games Date: August 22, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Dendrology 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-dendrology-walk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2014

This Dendrology 'walk and talk' is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Conference House Park is home to many diverse and unique plant and tree communities within its 265 acres. The communities range from tall maturing forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket forested wetlands and wet woods. The Park contains a rare maritime Northern Hackberry forest (due to the high calcium levels, from the high number of discarded oyster shells in the soil).

This educational 'walk and talk' is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the numerous tree and plant species found within the various forest types contained the park.

Multiple events (including drawing workshops and dune walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d3c8739bc1a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 22, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 22, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 22, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Rear Window]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-rear-window http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-conservancy-film-festival-rear-window Date: August 22, 2014

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. 1954, Rated PG (IMDb)

New York City has been the setting and inspiration for countless classic movies; in many cases, the City has played as central a role as films' lead actors. So what better place to celebrate the world's most iconic filmmaking location than its most iconic park?

Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras and tape recorders.

Nightly sponsorships are available. For information, contact corporate@centralparknyc.org

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:30 pm 40.7734, -73.9735 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f6729d0f89.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: August 22, 2014

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Family Fridays: The Wizard of Oz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-river-park-family-fridays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-river-park-family-fridays-presented-by-citi Date: August 22, 2014

There’s something for everyone in the family on Friday nights in Hudson River Park! This outdoor movie series features family-oriented movies suitable for all ages. Films are rated PG. Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm).

Sponsored by Ruby Rockets

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4c4287d245.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: August 22, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks Date: August 23, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 23, 2014

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.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition Date: August 23, 2014

Don't miss this two-week long exhibition of Cuban art

Manny Vega is a Bronx-born painter, illustrator, muralist, mosaicist and costme designer. He is associated with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is a former art isntructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morjon is a Cuban-born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Donmingo and is an art iknstructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: August 23, 2014

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.

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves Date: August 23, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 23, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team Date: August 23, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier 6 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1012c12d7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: August 23, 2014

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga Date: August 23, 2014

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.502, -74.2514 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Give Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/grow-to-give-garden-party Date: August 23, 2014

Join neighborhood gardeners and Staten Island community supported agriculture groups for a summer garden party at Conference House Park. There will a vegetable and fruit swap, a tool repair station, a garden-themed information tent. Meet representatives from all three of Staten Island's CSAs: North Shore, Mid-Island and South Shore. Learn how to help fight hunger in NYC by growing 'a little extra' in your garden plot.

Special guests include Tattfoo Tan, an artist who collaborates with the public on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living, and Jay Weichun, a local artist, filmmaker, and director of the documentary Growing Food on Staten Island: a web documentary about gardeners and the food they grow.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 412-0721

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f602bd9880b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Jimmy Miranda Memorial Bayside Snapper Derby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/jimmy-miranda-memorial-bayside-snapper-derby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/jimmy-miranda-memorial-bayside-snapper-derby Date: August 23, 2014

The Bayside Anglers Group and the Bayside Marina present a free fishing event for kids! Participants will receive bait and supplies, including loaner rods and reels. Derby winners will receive prizes, and there will be giveaways and raffles along the way--and even free pizza!

Don't fish? Don't worry! Your kids will receive the gear and the expertise. All you need is patience, enthusiasm, and a little luck.

Sign-in for this event begins at 10:00 a.m., and fishing begins at 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bayside Marina

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 40.7798, -73.7671 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games Date: August 23, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Beach Olympics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/ocean-breeze-beach-olympics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/ocean-breeze-beach-olympics Date: August 23, 2014

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex is proud to announce it's hosting a "Beach Olympics" in conjunction with Staten Island Beach Fest at Midland Beach. Come test your athleticism in our beach events! Activities will include relays races, an obstacle course, long jump, throwing events and other beach games. Awards will be given to all those that participate. Join us for a day of fun and festivities as we look forward to the opening of Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: August 23, 2014

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.

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: August 23, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment Date: August 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

Flareplay brings the videogaming fun outdoors. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay's outdoor gaming station.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/workshop-preserving-the-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/workshop-preserving-the-harvest Date: August 23, 2014

You worked hard all spring and summer, tilling, sowing, weeding and pruning. Now is the time to reap what you sow before it goes to seed. We will cover basic ways to preserve what you’ve grown in the garden for the long winter ahead: drying, canning, freezing, pickling. Additionally, we will extend the uses of your bounty by looking at alternative ways to use your herbs and spices in the kitchen and around the house.

(faux)H is a series of hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm based skills: natural dying, alternative home economics, and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist, Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth.

This workshop is intended for adult participants, and suitable for young adults ages 13 and up.

This workshop isfree but registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/afropunk-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/afropunk-fest Date: August 23, 2014

AFROPUNK is back in Brooklyn this August for another weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes. AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more.

See performances by D'Angelo, SZA, Valerie June, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell, and more.

This is a free event, but donations are encouraged. The festival is a rain or shine event. Please visit the related link below for the full line-up and more information about this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Back To School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school Date: August 23, 2014

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, fitness activities, and more! School supplies and health and safety information will be given out to all students on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

Be prepared to get wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 165th Street and 99th Avenue

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 40.6496, -73.8316 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 23, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Brother's Entertainment DJ Company will partner with Staten Island Beach Fest throughout the summer. Other appearance dates include Sunday, August 31.

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go Date: August 23, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 23, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition-opening-reception Date: August 23, 2014

Cuban themed opening reception of Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition, showing the works of two artists:

Manny Vega: Bronx born muralist, illustrator, mosaicist and costume designer. He is associate with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is the former art instructor at La Catedra de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morejon is a Cuban born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de santo Domingo and is an art instructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas de Cuba.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/gallery-tour Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6763a1f25e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician Date: August 23, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: August 23, 2014

Street Theater is a 50-member company including a live band, that performs musical operettas for free in NYC Parks during the summer.

This year's musical: “Emergency!!!” by Crystal Field. "Emergency!!!" is a rip-roaring musical about a heroic EMT worker in a boiling, broiling city.

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 44th Street and 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.6473, -74.0046 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-river-parks-blues-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-river-parks-blues-bbq Date: August 23, 2014

Back for its 15th anniversary, Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival pairs America’s best blues and roots musicians with three of New York City’s best BBQ restaurants, Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, Delaney Barbecue and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for an unforgettable summer day on the Hudson River! Rain or Shine

2014 Blues BBQ Artists:

  • The Slide Brothers 2pm
  • Samantha Fish 3:15pm
  • John Németh 4:30pm
  • Shemekia Copeland 6pm
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation 7:30pm

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4c89758d8e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation Date: August 23, 2014

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

Doors open at 2:00 pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535157463c7c8.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ef34f93229.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Online registration necessary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 23, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 23, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dance-at-socrates Date: August 23, 2014

Returning to the park for its second year, Norte Maar and Socrates will partner up again to present Dance at Socrates, a residency and performance program that invites NY-based choreographers and their dancers to develop a site-specific dancework in Socrates' unique waterfront environment. From August 4 through August 23, week-long choreographer residencies in the park will culminate in a free public dance performance every Saturday.

This Saturday will feature performances by Brooklyn Ballet, Dylan Crossman/Crossman Dans(c)e, Molissa Fenley, and Paz Tanjuaquio/Topaz Arts. More information about the performance here.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e293ab5f3cd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician1 Date: August 23, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 23, 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 Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f682a67ff6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 24, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 18.

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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 24, 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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 24, 2014

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

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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1062616e0.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EDT