NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:22:42 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[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 3, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc156414a80.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/crossfit Date: August 3, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Plant Your Own Peas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-play-date-plant-your-own-peas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-play-date-plant-your-own-peas Date: August 3, 2014

Get your hands in the dirt at the Dyckman Farm! Young visitors are invited to drop in and help while we harvest vegetables from the Kitchen Garden and learn what the Dyckmans grew on their farm two hundred years ago. Which parts of the plant can be eaten, used, or planted? Don’t go home without starting your own pea plant to grow at home.

Recommended for children age 3 and up.
FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/zumba Date: August 3, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/sunset-family-festival Date: August 3, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Xross Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness Date: August 3, 2014

This exciting new class is a combination of dance, kickboxing, strength training, and soul line dances.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson River Park Trust

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<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas in association with Revive Music - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summerstage-gregory-porter-revive-big-band-led-by-igmar-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summerstage-gregory-porter-revive-big-band-led-by-igmar-thomas Date: August 3, 2014

Gregory Porter’s Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 GRAMMY winning Liquid Spirit, arrived on the heels of two critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. “I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel,” Porter says, “Those elements make their way inside my music. And I’ve always heard them in jazz.” Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in JazzTimes, saying, “We haven’t had a male singer like him in a long time. He’s such a wonderful writer. He’s a story teller.”

Heralded by the Village Voice for having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound. Formed in 2010 by trumpeter, composer and arranger Igmar Thomas, this multi-generational ensemble knows no limits as they advance and celebrate the tradition of the big band. The band's repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of selected beats from legendary producers, notable hip-hop tracks and the original jazz records they sampled, all re-imagined and arranged into original works, in never seen before and sometimes never to be seen again live performances.The Revive Big Band’s recent shows include the 2014 WinterJazz Fest SummerStage Showcase featuring special guests Bilal and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Brooklyn Jazz with Oliver Lake and Sean Jones, special collaborations with Savion Glover and Pharoahe Monch and tributes to G.U.R.U and A Tribe Called Quest.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed574239bb.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 4, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/early-morning-yoga Date: August 4, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 4, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 4, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 4, 2014

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

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 4, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 4, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 4, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115fd85320.jpeg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show Date: August 4, 2014

Over the past decade professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark has competed around the world and entertained thousands at events like the Gravity Games, the Vans Warped Tour, New York's Times Square Parade and even the Olympic Games! Chris’ Athletes Who Say NO program was developed to inspire children to find an active, healthy passion and use their desire to constantly improve as a means for keeping their lives on track, making healthy decisions and surrounding themselves with like-minded friends. During his high energy presentation, professional cyclist Chris Clark shares his story of growing up with a passion for cycling and how he used that passion to make friends, stay healthy, and even as an excuse to avoid the peer pressures all children face.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e52c17087e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-games Date: August 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spanish Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-spanish-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-spanish-language-class Date: August 4, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered.

Registration required.

Spanish Classes: June 2nd, June 23rd, August 4th

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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 4, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 4, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents The Karate Kid]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 4, 2014

Ralph Macchio stars as a Jersey kid who is ostracized when he transfers to a high school in Southern California. Taught discipline and self-defense by Mr. Miyagi (Oscar nominated Pat Morita), he goes up against his bully in the finale. (1984) 126 min. (Sony/Columbia) PG Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

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

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 4, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks: Loves of Marilyn Monroe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 4, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on the loves of Marilyn Monroe. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Jim Baker, author of The Empty Glass.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 4, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/outdoor-strength Date: August 4, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge: Retelling Tales with Kate Bernheimer and Genevieve Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/books-beneath-the-bridge-word http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/books-beneath-the-bridge-word Date: August 4, 2014

This free summer literary series outdoor readings curated by local independent bookstores, begins on July 7 at 7 p.m. and runs for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect.

This evening's theme is Retelling Tales, with Kate Bernheimer and Genevieve Valentine

Part of the series Books Beneath the Bridge.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Audience Choice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/flicks-on-the-beach-audience-choice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/flicks-on-the-beach-audience-choice Date: August 4, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

For the final Flicks on the Beach, the audience will get to choose between Sandlot, Grease, or the Goonies.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: American Hustle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/flicks-on-the-beach-american-hustle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/flicks-on-the-beach-american-hustle Date: August 4, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In American Hustle, a con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Old School Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton Date: August 4, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

The series goes back in time with music by hip-hop artists Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, Rob Base and Kool Moe Dee.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Butler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 4, 2014

The Butler 2013; Rated PG13, 132 minutes

Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House.

Bring a blanket or chair. We'll supply the popcorn. Rain date: Tuesday August 5th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 5, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/fitness-walk Date: August 5, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 5, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 5, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/garden-crew Date: August 5, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 5, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: August 5, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361163d3737f.jpeg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 5, 2014

The Okee Dokee Brothers share music exploring the natural world through the Americana folk genre. Their adventure songs make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in.

Their upcoming album, Through the Woods, will be released in May 2014.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f84216b1.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: National Dance Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution Date: August 5, 2014

National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of over 40,000 New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, short-term residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, programs are offered to all children, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical and cognitive challenges. Children learn to work together and develop personal standards of excellence, a pride of achievement, and a curiosity about the world that supports their success in school and in life. No child pays a penny for NDI’s core programs. Children who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment throughout their dance training are invited to join the organization’s most advanced troupe, the NDI Celebration Team, and perform year-round at venues that have included Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Juilliard, City Center, the Kennedy Center, the White House and the Academy Awards. NDI dancers have toured internationally to Geneva, Switzerland; Venice, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Shanghai, China.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361426e9f2b4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: August 5, 2014

Camille Gainer, aka Beatz Science, is a native New Yorker with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin, who she credits with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Roberta Flack, M.C. Shan Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady and countless others.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e53b41cdae.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 5, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 5, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/abs-work-out Date: August 5, 2014

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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/meditation-class Date: August 5, 2014

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. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 5, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: August 5, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/gallery-tour Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 5, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Maintaining the Garden Perimeter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension Date: August 5, 2014

We will learn how to make our own simple and inexpensive dog waste bag dispensers to hang on your garden gates. We will also discuss all the different
aspects of maintaining your garden perimeter year round, with particular emphasis on neighborhood relations and relationships with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful)

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: August 5, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night Date: August 5, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 5, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 5, 2014

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/central-park-circuit Date: August 5, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/evening-yoga1 Date: August 5, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra Date: August 5, 2014

Típica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s. Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) with Adalberto Santiago as lead vocalist. In 1975 Típica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”. In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Típica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist. Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario). José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Típica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 1983, Típica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Típica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City. The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed6aae18cb.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 5, 2014

Enjoy an outdoor poetry reading, featuring the Poets of Cave Canem:

  • Derrick Weston Brown
  • Kyle Dargan
  • Niki Herd

Presented in partnership with Cave Canem

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 5, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 5, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 5, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 5, 2014

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

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Conference House Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2525 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61698b263.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Young Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-young-frankenstein Date: August 5, 2014

Watch Young Frankenstein as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder is the professor who creates a new zippernecked monster. Marty Feldman is his assistant; Cloria lady of the castle; and Madeline Kahn is Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee! Directed by Mel Brooks 1974 (PG) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5392202d2e95b.JPG Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Big - with Spanish subtitles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles Date: August 5, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88bdce552b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Paris Is Burning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/red-hook-flicks-paris-is-burning Date: August 5, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

This documentary chronicles New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing, and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 6, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/little-bay-park-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up-navigator-qualifying-project Date: August 6, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Little Bay Park to help care for a newly planted forest and tidy up the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, fence removal, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Utopia Parkway and 14th Road. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Utopia Parkway & 14th Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 6, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 6, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 6, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:42 EDT