NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:38:06 GMT <![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 15, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 15, 2015

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

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: September 15, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!

Registration is recommended (required for groups). Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 15, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 15, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5058f766ab.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/abs-work-out Date: September 15, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 15, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/meditationtasha-valentin Date: September 15, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/gallery-tour Date: September 15, 2015

The act of exploring, recording, and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen, and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade. Free with admission to the grounds.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c506d335e1e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/le-petit-art Date: September 15, 2015

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 15, 2015

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!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 15, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour Date: September 15, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 15, 2015

This event features poets Paul Pine, Sandy McIntosh, Phillip Lopate, and Thomas Fink.

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 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/yoga-class Date: September 16, 2015

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 16, 2015

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

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

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/dancercise Date: September 16, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 16, 2015

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 16, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Growing in Small Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-growing-in-small-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-growing-in-small-spaces Date: September 16, 2015

Learn how urban gardeners can make the most out of every inch of available space in window boxes and containers like straw bales to grow edibles or ornamentals that will look great in your garden. Straw bales are an ideal vehicle for growing in small spaces and are an exciting alternative for traditional raised beds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: Vogue Garden

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2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.82059860229492000, -73.91400146484375000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/recycletoart Date: September 16, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building Date: September 16, 2015

Learn how to build double raised beds for your community garden. The double bed will provide an easier gardening experience for senior members.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: Festival Garden

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2015-09-16 2015-09-16 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66846024437600000, -73.88941990859800000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: September 16, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags, recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Asser Levy members, please register at the front desk of the Asser Levy Recreation Center.

September 9*: Screenings and General Heart Health

September 16: Nutrition Part I

September 30: Exercise Part I

October 7: Stress Recognition and Management

October 14: Nutrition Part II

October 21: Exercise Part II & Wrap-up

*On Wednesday, September 9, the Mount Sinai Karpas Health Information Center will be on site providing FREE cholesterol and glucose screenings from 3pm- 5:30pm.

For more information:

Asser Levy members, call (212) 447-2020. Members of the public and WHNY patients, please call 212-523-9663.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020 (Asser Levy members) or (212) 523-9663 (public and WHNY patients)

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mixed Doubles Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/bryant-park-mixed-doubles-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/bryant-park-mixed-doubles-ping-pong-tournament Date: September 16, 2015

Join us for the park's inaugural season of monthly mixed doubles ping pong tournaments, and prove that table tennis truly appeals to all.

Pairs must be one female + one male. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up with both names in the registration name field (example: Patti Smith and John Doe). One email will suffice for each team.

Are you a solo female, who needs a partner to play? Please email us at bpc@urbanmgt.com, and we will be happy to find a match.

On-site registration will open at 6:00pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d8888f0832.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 16, 2015

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/sunset-pilates Date: September 16, 2015

Invigorate your muscles during a Pilates class with Body in Balance studio.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/photoville Date: September 17, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 17, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: September 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/fitness-walk Date: September 17, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance/Movement Class: Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 17, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: September 17, 2015

Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria Park— the Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We’ll walk and talk about plants that are blooming, including fragrant and pollinator-friendly species. We’ll also observe up-close the diversity of pollinators and other insects that dine in the meadow.

All ages are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (>10 people) or request more information: melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 17, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/nature-exploration Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/learn-to-draw Date: September 17, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Beginners Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: September 17, 2015

Students will learn the basics of crochet: proper crochet technique, reading patterns, how to measure gauge, selection of yarn & hooks, abbreviations for crochet terms, and make swatches using the stitches learned).

Students bring own materials (#H crochet hook, #4 light color worsted weight yarn:no stripes, polka dots or multiple colors. This is a class for those with serious interest in learning.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 17, 2015

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af12017152.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show Extension: Pride and Prejudice (Rain Date)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-picture-show-extension-rain-date-pride-and-prejudice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-picture-show-extension-rain-date-pride-and-prejudice Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78228759765625000, -73.98698425292969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/maleficent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/maleficent Date: September 17, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In a kind of prequel of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent tells the story of the title character, played by Angelina Jolie, who engages in a life-changing battle. As ruler of her land, she fights the king who rules the neighboring land, and meets and falls in love with his son, Stefan. When Stefan grows up, he turns on Maleficent, causing her to vengefully kidnap his first child, Sleeping Beauty. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1800

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.90732574462890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e579df3b5.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/photoville Date: September 18, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/farmers-market-friday Date: September 18, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-09-18 2015-09-18 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 18, 2015

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

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

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/childrens-story-time-art Date: September 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/annual-plant-sale Date: September 18, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: September 18, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 18, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/nature-exploration Date: September 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/goal-ball Date: September 18, 2015

Goal ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside. The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight.

All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c15786ae5f.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 18, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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 degrees fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees fahrenheit).

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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/seasonal-crafts Date: September 18, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 18, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-18 2015-09-18 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 18, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/movies-in-the-parks-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/movies-in-the-parks-42 Date: September 18, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

42 is the story of Jackie Robinson and the strenuous path he took becoming the first African-American Major League Baseball star. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1310

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74000167846680000, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a50c20aa3cd.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/photoville Date: September 19, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CinemaLIC: Annie Hall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/outdoor-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/outdoor-movie Date: September 19, 2015

Enjoy some of the best classic and independent movies right on the waterfront in Long Island City's Hunters Point South Park. This week, watch the viewer's choice film, the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy classic, Annie Hall.

CinemaLIC is a free outdoor movie event, brought to you by NestSeekers International, Hunters Point Park Conservancy and LIC Landing.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 7:30 am 9:30 am 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-class Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bird-walks Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-kaiser-park Date: September 19, 2015

Help clean up the coastline of Coney Island Creek and Gravesend Bay at Kaiser Park! Join the event led by John Dewey High School, the New York Aquarium, and the American Littoral Society. Trash bags, gloves, and other tools will be provided. Light snacks and water will also be provided. After the cleanup, take part in fun and free marine biology workshops throughout the park. Enjoy a great day for you, your family, and friends!

Please register here.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-9126

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: September 19, 2015

Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines. Please join Friends of Soundview and Bronx River Alliance at Soundview Park at their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like-minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81712862101700000, -73.87354510194500000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Plumb Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-plumb-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-plumb-beach Date: September 19, 2015

Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines. Please join NYC H2O at Plumb Beach for their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces. Projects vary and include enivornmental education activities. Optional transportation from Union Square available through registration.

Please register here.

Rain Date: September 20, 9:00 a.m to noon.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58332061767578000, -73.92095947265625000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 19, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Lemon Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-lemon-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-lemon-creek Date: September 19, 2015

Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.Please join Natural Resources Protective Association at Lemon Creek Park for their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: Seguine Avenue & Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51260757446289000, -74.19711303710938000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/artscraftsgame-day Date: September 19, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-advanced Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga1 Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga3 Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga4 Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga5 Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Buzz About Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees Date: September 19, 2015

Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play. Then, in the spirit of our pollinating friends’ favorite flora, we’ll make everlasting paper flower crowns to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/green-team Date: September 19, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 19, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/help-the-garden-day Date: September 19, 2015

Pitch in and volunteer with seasonal garden maintenance projects.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets Date: September 19, 2015

Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair, and button eyes to create your own cuddly teddy-bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50804ed518.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 19, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conover Street and Beard Street

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67601646780000000, -74.01660919190000000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 19, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 19, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike NY Pedal Stops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bike-ny-pedal-stops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bike-ny-pedal-stops Date: September 19, 2015

Join Bike NY for Pedal Stops, a station with rider assistance, snacks, and information on cycling.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/annual-plant-sale Date: September 19, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 19, 2015

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

On September 19th, Jim May will share the Haitian story "Owl" and Peter Stevenson will share the Welsh story "The Ointment".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT