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 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:56:50 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[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-class Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/couch-to-5k Date: August 22, 2015

Use the gentle inclines and paths at Conference House Park to train and strengthen your body to run a 5k.

This program is led by a ShapeUp NYC certified instructor. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bird-walks Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-sports-experience Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/zumba Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 22, 2015

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

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/kayaking Date: August 22, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 3:00 am 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-advanced Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-moves Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga1 Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga3 Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga4 Date: August 22, 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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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga5 Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: August 22, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas.

Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities. Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details at www.randallsisland.org.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551313111a990.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerrittsen Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek Date: August 22, 2015

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

Join us for a vigorous hike through the sandy paths of Marine Park then launch a canoe from Gerrittsen Beach and paddle back to the Salt Marsh Nature Center with us.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 11th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-exhibitions Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 22, 2015

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

On August 22, Ron Sopyla will share "The Snow Queen" by H.C. Andersen and Rita Auerbach will share the Norwegian story "The Three Ants".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 22, 2015

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

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: August 22, 2015

Join us at the Conference House Visitor Center to make nature-inspired arts and crafts to take home.

All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Pre-registration is required. Please call (718) 227-1463, or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad6cf94f91.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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[Drawing: Chalk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 22, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is 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.

Capture the beauty of Conference House Park and draw inspiration from its natural surroundings and environment. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features—the shoreline and forest— through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes to be held outdoors—weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. For those interested, a brief overview of Conference House Park's dunes and forests will be given. Ages 10 and up.

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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/esl-intermediate Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 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/2015/08/22/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 22, 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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/guerilla-storytime Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Dance Performance and Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/isadora-duncan-dance-performance-and-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/isadora-duncan-dance-performance-and-workshop Date: August 22, 2015

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be performing at Billings Lawn, in honor of their namesake. This free outdoor performance will unfold the life and art of Isadora Duncan with sensational dancing, delighting audiences of all ages.

This will be a rare opportunity for audiences to see original Duncan choreography coached by dancers from Duncan's original troupes. Children who have consistently participated in the Fort Tryon Park Trust's sponsored weekly dance classes will be included in the performance. Bring your friends and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of nature and dance with us!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55522abea2282.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus Date: August 22, 2015

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later seventeenth century it had fallen out of favour. In the Victorian era, it was disapproved of primarily because of what was considered to be a distasteful use of graphic violence, but from around the middle of the twentieth century its reputation began to improve.

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 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 22, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 23, 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 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

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

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Lyons Square Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground Date: August 23, 2015

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to public spaces throughout New York City. These reading rooms feature a collection of high-quality browsable books and activities, and are staffed by dedicated volunteers who engage children, families, and passersby in reading and learning.

The Uni Project has partnered with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative to bring this innovative program to neighborhoods in need. The Community Parks Initiative is bringing more City resources—money, staff, programming, and partnerships—to smaller neighborhood parks in all five boroughs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lyons Square Playground

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X029 Lyons Square Playground 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8228, -73.8881 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55798cbf2d46d.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/summer-exhibitions Date: August 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 23, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

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

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/smorgasburg Date: August 23, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 23, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, 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 http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 23, 2015

Join The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the U.S., for an afternoon of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly fun!

Visit the Central Park Conservancy's website for more information on this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus Date: August 23, 2015

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later seventeenth century it had fallen out of favour. In the Victorian era, it was disapproved of primarily because of what was considered to be a distasteful use of graphic violence, but from around the middle of the twentieth century its reputation began to improve.

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 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 23, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: August 24, 2015

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

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

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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 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: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: August 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: August 24, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience Date: August 24, 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 Recreation (click here to email them). 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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-exhibitions Date: August 24, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: August 24, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

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

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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ecocrafts Date: August 24, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 24, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 24, 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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Rock Music in Film]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 24, 2015

Lively and entertaining commentary on rock music in film with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Wall Street Journal writer and author Jim Fusilli.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: August 24, 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 it means to go the distance!

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

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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Back to the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-back-to-the-future Date: August 24, 2015

Come on out to the park to find the schedule and get into the movie-going mood with free popcorn and activities, courtesy of Bank of America.

Michael J. Fox is a teen in 1985 who time travels to 1955 and gets caught up in the courtship of his then teenaged parents-to-be to save his own existence. Christopher Lloyd is the mad scientist who makes the impossible possible with a DeLorean. Directed by Robert Zemeckis with Huey Lewis' song The Power of Love Oscar-nominated

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148198cfaa7.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 24, 2015

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

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 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555cade5a330e.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles Date: August 24, 2015

Bring the entire family to watch the Academy-Award winning film of a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world..

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522b6ef4398e.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 24, 2015

In this film, the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Rain date is Tuesday evening. These events are sponsored by City Council District 23 funds. Movies will begin at 8:00 pm except on August 31st which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: August 25, 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!

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

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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: August 25, 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 25, 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 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/2015/08/25/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: August 25, 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/fitness-walk Date: August 25, 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tai-chi-class Date: August 25, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 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: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: August 25, 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 25, 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 Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/garden-crew Date: August 25, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 25, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 25, 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 Recreation (click here to email them). 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-exhibitions Date: August 25, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: August 25, 2015

Can’t wait for beach season? Well you’re not alone! Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to get your body moving than to just jump on in! Jump into Summer is a jump rope interval training program designed to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination. Jumping rope offers a great way to tone various parts of your body while concentrating on cardiovascular fitness and health.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: August 25, 2015

Do you remember the days of toned, tight abdominal muscles? Well, those days aren’t gone forever and we can help you get them back! AbDominator offers an intense abdominal and core focused fitness program equipped with variable and adaptable workouts. This program is designed to strengthen the core and burn fat while increasing flexibility by incorporating time for stretching. AbDominator is able to focus on movements that activate your upper and lower abdominals as well as your obliques.

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

Start time: 11:30 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/abs-work-out Date: August 25, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 25, 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/meditationtasha-valentin Date: August 25, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/bryant-park-knits Date: August 25, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: August 25, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: August 25, 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!

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

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 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT