NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 May 2015 23:20:31 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Pump]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-pump http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-pump Date: July 8, 2015

No matter what your goal, no matter what your perspective, Total Body Pump will help you along the way! Total Body Pump is designed to improve muscle strength and tone your physique while protecting you from injury. With specialized instruction and individualized attention, Total Body Pump will provide a workout that benefits all aspects of your body.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 8, 2015

Take a cross-cultural musical journey, from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more, with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55147bc17d85a.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 8, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/family-capoeira Date: July 8, 2015

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/sunset-yoga Date: July 8, 2015

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kukuwa: African Dance Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/kukuwa-african-dance-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/kukuwa-african-dance-workout Date: July 8, 2015

Shake it out with Mark Morris Dance Group! Each session will feature a dance-based workout. No partner or prior experience required.

This class meets on June 10 & 24 and July 8 & 22.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2015-07-08 2015-07-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566298f8948c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Edward Scissorhands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: July 8, 2015

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30 p.m. Seating will open at 6:30, and is available on a first-come first-served basis. You can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) and picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome on leash and off chairs. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier.

Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter the Summer On the Hudson's Twitter account, @summeronhudson , and if the event is canceled this event listing will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event/1 hour before wellness classes). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550090da76c34.JPG Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Core and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more Date: July 9, 2015

Are you looking to activate all muscle groups? Would you rather engage your entire body than specialize in one movement? If so, Core and More is exactly what you are looking for! This quick hitting workout program will provide fun yet challenging exercises that will target all muscle groups. Gain muscle, improve balance, and lose weight as you go after that body that you deserve with Core and More!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: July 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 9, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: July 9, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/yoga-class Date: July 9, 2015

This yoga class is led by Yoga Vida and is suitable for all levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/fitness-walk Date: July 9, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dance/Movement Class: Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population Date: July 9, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population is a distinctive dance workshop program appropriate for older adults of all ages and abilities.

Wear comfortable clothes. Suitable for drop-ins. Join us!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 9, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: July 9, 2015

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience Date: July 9, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 9, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience2 Date: July 9, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 9, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series Presents Arm of The Sea Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 9, 2015

Summer on the Hudson's Children’s Performance Series runs on Thursdays from July 2 to July 30.

This series includes music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

Arm of the Sea was founded in 1982 by Marlena Marallo and Patrick Wadden as an experimental hybrid performance group combining art, ecology, and social action. They continue to experiment with this ephemeral art form as a symbolic visual language that can illuminate the links between human communities and the life-support processes of the planet. The company tours to cultural centers, festivals, community venues, and schools throughout the Northeast and beyond.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491bbe0747d.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power Date: July 9, 2015

If power is your goal and explosiveness is your objective, then Thrower Power is your work out! Thrower Power is a program that includes circuit style workouts designed to enhance lower body explosive power, strength, and flexibility. Participants will to use a variety of weighted equipment designed to maximize their lower body movements. This “off-season” athletic workout will offer benefits to athletes of all kinds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/wildflower-garden-tour Date: July 9, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 9, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/nature-exploration Date: July 9, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/learn-to-draw Date: July 9, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: July 9, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: July 9, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Obstacle Course Playground will incorporate running, jumping, hopping and other activities for children and toddlers. Each session will culminate in a modified obstacle course that will keep the children coming back for more!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/zumba Date: July 9, 2015

Join the fun of working out to music!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4151

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: July 9, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 9, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: July 9, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night at Icahn Stadium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium Date: July 9, 2015

Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Whether you are an avid runner, a beginner, or a running club – all adults are welcome at this free event! Water provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551413a7b68e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies with a View: High Noon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/syfy-movies-with-a-view-high-noon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/syfy-movies-with-a-view-high-noon Date: July 9, 2015

A former marshal (Gary Cooper) must face a returning criminal and his cronies, seeking revenge against him, alone after everyone in town turns cowardly.

The evening begins with DJ Emch Subatomic and the short film Every Day, directed by Gabe Spitzer. Valet your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive! Music starts at 6:00 pm, movie begins at sundown.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Bollywood & Bhangra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/barefoot-dancing Date: July 9, 2015

Inspired by the high energy music from Indian films, our mixed level Bollywood & Bhangra class with Minila Shah - Anja Dance Co. combines traditional Indian folk and classical dance with Bhangra and contemporary movement like hip hop, jazz, Latin and belly dance.

You will learn technique and choreography that incorporate rhythmic, full-body movement. We carefully curate our music and playlist to keep you energized and engaged. Did we mention it’s really fun? Every class includes a Bhangra warm up and yoga postures to cool down.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Wed, 20 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 9, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cast of Beatlemania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/cast-of-beatlemania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/cast-of-beatlemania Date: July 9, 2015

Recall the memories of that exciting era when the fab four ruled the world of rock 'n' roll!

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 9, 2015

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance, which combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Seaside Playground

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Q422 Seaside Playground 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.5806, -73.8309 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2015: The Cab Calloway Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/waterfront-concert-series-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/waterfront-concert-series-2015 Date: July 9, 2015

The Cab Calloway Orchestra comes from the Big Band Swing Jazz Orchestra style that came bursting out of the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom in the Harlem Renaissance during the 30’s and 40’s.

The swing music and the jazz sound is still energetic, joyous, and soulful -- and appealing to audiences young and old.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Pride and Prejudice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension Date: July 9, 2015

Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for free films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St.

Tonight's film is Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious, 18th-century England. The movie was filmed in 2005 and features Keira Knightly and Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the largest privately held country house in England.

Ground seating only at this event and seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on the Summer on the Hudson's twitter account at @summeronhudson, and if the event is canceled the this event listing will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity, management reserves the right to close participation.

Coming Up: August 13 - Fantastic Mr. Fox

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7823, -73.987 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aed4fcf092.JPG Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Walk the Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/good-morning-america-summer-concert-mika http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/good-morning-america-summer-concert-mika Date: July 10, 2015

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

"Shut Up and Dance" to performances by Walk the Moon at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, July 10.

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/childrens-story-time-art Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 10, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/summer-sports-experience2 Date: July 10, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 10, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/tai-chiadults Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/nature-exploration Date: July 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/seasonal-crafts Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/wheelchair-softball Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: July 10, 2015

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

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 10, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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2015-07-10 2015-07-10 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Goha by Jacques Baratier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/films-on-the-green-goha-by-jacques-baratier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/films-on-the-green-goha-by-jacques-baratier Date: July 10, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents the franco-tunisian movie Goha in Riverside Park Pier I on July 10.

In this film, Goha, a poor, ignorant, and naïve boy, wanders around with his donkey all day long in a small Tunisian town. Taj El-Ulum, a wise old man who is respected and admired by all, soon remarries and chooses the pretty Fulla. But, bored in her new home, the young bride falls in love with Goha, and to no surprise, chaos ensues.

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d8590d409.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/coffee-bark Date: July 11, 2015

Bring your pups to the Park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners as well as provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.6651, -73.9713 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 11, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-class Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 11, 2015

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bird-walks Date: July 11, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 11, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/zumba Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-advanced Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-moves Date: July 11, 2015

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

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 11, 2015

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway and Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Thu, 21 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga3 Date: July 11, 2015

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

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Margherita Tisato

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga4 Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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

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

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 11, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms Date: July 11, 2015

This is the second in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Moravian Churches Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6135, -74.119 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach Date: July 11, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

There will be a free fireworks show at the close of the event.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 9:30 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate Date: July 11, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 11, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park: Music with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 11, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's performer is Music with Patrick: rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550074da0926b.JPG Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/le-petit-zen-art Date: July 11, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-magic-of-omar-olusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-magic-of-omar-olusion Date: July 11, 2015

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bryant-park-chess-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bryant-park-chess-tournament Date: July 12, 2015

Join aspiring grandmasters on the Fountain Terrace for a chess tournament sponsored by Tri-State Chess. The tournament is limited to school-age players only.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c692b0e04f.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT