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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:13:30 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 9, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/dancercise Date: September 9, 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 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 9, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/recycletoart Date: September 9, 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 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Take Ballet to the Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/take-ballet-to-the-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/take-ballet-to-the-streets Date: September 9, 2015

Ballet and hip hop come together in these short performances by Brooklyn Ballet Company and Youth Ensemble.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-09-09 2015-09-09 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: September 9, 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 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 9, 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 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 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/2015/09/09/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/sunset-pilates Date: September 9, 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 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Dusk Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/fort-tryon-park-dusk-nature-walk Date: September 9, 2015

Take an insider's tour of Fort Tryon Park's habitats and their creatures with expert naturalist Mike Feller. Find out why the park is so beloved by skunks, groundhogs, and an abundance of birds, especially at night.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db3f5e3926f.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/photoville Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/yoga-class Date: September 10, 2015

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/fitness-walk Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 10, 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: 196th Street and 48th Avenue

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2015-09-10 2015-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75090639114600000, -73.78338038921400000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour Date: September 10, 2015

Come join us for a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All 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 (more than 10 people) or to request more information, please email 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de28abd9afe.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 10, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/learn-to-draw Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 10, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af28d66f47.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Take Ballet to the Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/take-ballet-to-the-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/take-ballet-to-the-streets Date: September 10, 2015

Ballet and hip hop come together in these short performances by Brooklyn Ballet Company and Youth Ensemble. Reoccurring performance throughout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2015-09-10 2015-09-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.95529937744140000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: September 10, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 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[Artist Talk: Tom Fruin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/artist-talk-tom-fruin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/artist-talk-tom-fruin Date: September 10, 2015

Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin will discuss the origin and fabrication of his internationally known ICON series, beginning with Kolonihavehus and ending with his most recent installation Watertower 3: R.V. Ingersoll, a solar powered sculpture.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a4237f4a9c5.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/films-on-the-green-the-rabbis-cat-by-joann-sfar-antoine-delesvaux http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/films-on-the-green-the-rabbis-cat-by-joann-sfar-antoine-delesvaux Date: September 10, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 @ Columbia presents Joan Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat.

The Rabbi's Cat is adapted from volumes one, two, and five of Joann Sfar's popular comic-book series of the same name. The film is set in the Algiers in the 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

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2015-09-10 2015-09-10 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8083, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543dc86a55cd.jpg Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Into the Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/movies-in-the-parks-into-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/movies-in-the-parks-into-the-woods Date: September 10, 2015

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

The classic tales of The Brothers Grimm come to life as a baker and his wife are cursed by a vengeful witch. 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: (212) 639-9675

Location: St. Nicholas Park

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81689834594726600, -73.94899749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a51076114a1.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/photoville Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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/2015/09/11/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/farmers-market-friday Date: September 11, 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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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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/2015/09/11/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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/2015/09/11/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/childrens-story-time-art Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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/2015/09/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 11, 2015

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

Start time: 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/nature-exploration Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/goal-ball Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 11, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/seasonal-crafts Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 11, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af28d66f47.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Sign Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/greenthumb-workshop-sign-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/greenthumb-workshop-sign-making Date: September 11, 2015

Kids and adults are invited to this workshop to paint signs that will help tell the community the story of your garden, including the name, open hours, rules, and mission.

Be sure to attend the Sign Installation workshop on October 6, 2015 to learn how to properly install your handmade creations.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Vision Garden

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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66600036621094000, -73.88719940185547000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 11, 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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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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/2015/09/11/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park Date: September 11, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 1st

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 11, 2015

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

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead.

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: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55721629bbd98.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/photoville Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/coffee-bark Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.66510009765625000, -73.97129821777344000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-class Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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[NYC Parks Queens Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-queens-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-queens-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 8:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 393-7370 or email Queens.Recreation@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bocce Courts (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.71971511840800000, -73.87958526611300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 8:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 13.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 965-8942 or email Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Dyker Beach Park

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61193084716797000, -74.01429748535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Bronx Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-bronx-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-bronx-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 8:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, September 19.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 367-3657 or email Christopher.Suarez@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Bocce Court (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.84840011596680000, -73.82279968261719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Forest Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work Date: September 12, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Alley Pond Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will help close unnecessary trails and formalize official trails through the southern woods. Volunteers should meet at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course parking lot. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Staten Island Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-si-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-si-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 9:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 9:00 a.m. Games start at 10:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, September 19.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 816-6172 or email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Bocce Court (in South Beach Wetlands)

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R147 South Beach Wetlands 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.59320068359375000, -74.06220245361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-advanced Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-moves Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga1 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga3 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga4 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga5 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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[Free Community Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-community-tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-community-tai-chi-chuan Date: September 12, 2015

This fall, come out and enjoy this gentle exercise that focuses on deep breath and movement based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its health benefits. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ecbada95e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding Date: September 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/green-team Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics-class Date: September 12, 2015

You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c279e5267f8.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 12, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ec197d5c5.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Manhattan Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-manhattan-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-manhattan-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 10:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 10:00 a.m. Games start at 11:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (212) 408-0243 or email Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -74.00610351562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Annual Honey Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival Date: September 12, 2015

Join us for the 5th annual honey festival.

Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family! Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids' activities, bee-keeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products, and much more.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Grtange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 12, 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 12, Rachel Zucker and friends will lead a Celebration of Diane Wolkstein.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movement Invention Lab With Gallim Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance Date: September 12, 2015

Dance and explore the connection between imagination and movement with the world-renowned Gallim Dance Company. This family-friendly class will lead you through exercises that stimulate your creative mind while improving mobility, flexibility, and stamina.

All ages and abilities welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic Date: September 12, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af31962f95.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-intermediate Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 12, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields. Orientation starts at noon at Hunts Point Recreation Center to meet the staff, gather tools, and walk to the playground. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Please email cathy.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT