NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:54:49 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: August 9, 2014

Paint the colors of summer into a garden, without brushes.

Combine mists of watercolor with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to make a blooming vision.

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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc01603bcfe.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: August 9, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[B'rook'lyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 9, 2014

Learn to play, hone your skills, or challenge the Master at this exciting chess event!

Activities for all skill levels will be offered. Attend beginner or intermediate clinics to learn the game and sharpen your skills. Participate in checkmate lessons, test your skills with pickup games, and more! Participants can also sign up to challenge Chess Master Georgia Kashasvili “The Tiger.”

Please RSVP for one or more activities, whatever you're interested in! Online registration is available at: bkchessfestival.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6705, -73.962 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft & Gift Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/craft-gift-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/craft-gift-fair Date: August 9, 2014

A variety of vendors will be lined up along the boardwalk selling arts, crafts and gifts in this first annual Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Super Craft and Gift Fair.

For more information go to www.LongIslandStreetFairs.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 442-6000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Outdoor Fitness Tips and Routines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-tips-and-routines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-tips-and-routines Date: August 9, 2014

Come out and get fit! Join Logan Shaw of L-Shaw Fitness as he provides free tips and workout routines on the Midland Beach Promenade Lawn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Promenade Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6fbc4bf47.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-games Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 9, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the 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) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Through the Lens Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/through-the-lens-part-2-rain-date-august-10th http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/through-the-lens-part-2-rain-date-august-10th Date: August 9, 2014

Join local award-winning nature photographer Jarred Sutton as he teaches how he photographed all his subjects in "After Hurricane Sandy: A Look at Conserving Our Seashores & Marshes" a Staten Island Arts Grant-funded program. Jarred will teach all the techniques on how he took all his photographs from his trips along the northeast shoreline. A slideshow presentation will be shown, followed by a short photo hike providing an opportunity to put what you've learned into practice! For more information, visit http://www.jarredsutton.com Free program.

Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Rain date August 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/basic-canoeing Date: August 9, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house Date: August 9, 2014

This open house event for the Urban Farm will include a free informal tour and a chance to chat with our Urban Farm experts. The Urban Farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables and consists of two greenhouses, four rice paddies and more. Come on by to see what's growing at the Urban Farm and have a "meet and greet" with our flock of chickens!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7841, -73.9256 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Believe in Bikram]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-believe-in-bikram http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/staten-island-beach-fest-believe-in-bikram Date: August 9, 2014

Join Bikram Yoga Staten Island, an Believe Fitness on the Concert Lawn as they team together for an uplifing summer workout session. Come out and enjoy free tutorials from fitness industry experts on nutritional guidance, meal planning, and weight management.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c9892fd7810.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 9, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids' Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your kids to Bryant Park for the sounds of the city!

Rolie Polie Guacamole brings a perfect recipe of rock, funk and folk to keep you eating healthy and staying active.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Ice Cream Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/canine-ice-cream-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/canine-ice-cream-social Date: August 9, 2014

Dog-friendly ice cream treats, giveaways,contests, raffles, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 9, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Play Time!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/handson-history-play-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/handson-history-play-time Date: August 9, 2014

Learn and try out games that kids played in the 19th century! Get some exercise playing hoop and stick and graces in our big backyard then cool off with quiet, indoor games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b42c277b2a1.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 9, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 9, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 9, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/gallery-tour Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d675bfb74c2.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Peter Pan and the Pirates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/peter-pan-and-the-pirates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/peter-pan-and-the-pirates Date: August 9, 2014

Eva Dean Dance is thrilled to expand the existing production Peter Pan and Stardust Dances that was a featured FringeJR show in the 2013 FringeNYC. In Peter Pan and the Pirates, Eva Dean Dance is inspired by the Zucker Exploration Area in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to create a magical site-specific Neverland, choreographed to David Kahne’s Peter Pan Ballet sound score.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStagePresents: Motown Gospel Revue featuring Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson Date: August 9, 2014

When Tasha Cobbs took the stage on June 14, 2012 at Northview Christian Church, in Montgomery, Alabama, she did so neither as a nationally renowned vocalist, nor as a recording artist making her major-label debut. Instead, with microphone in hand, she ascended the platform prepared to do what she had done every week since her teenage years—lead the congregation into worship. Cobbs won her first-ever Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance for “Break Every Chain.” in 2014, from her album, Grace, a moving example of the raw power of a live worship experience. Produced by multi-award-winning artist and producer VaShawn Mitchell, the eight-song project reveals Tasha at her best as a psalmist, songwriter, and minister. A pastor’s kid and long-time worship leader, Tasha has developed her gifts as a songwriter and psalmist to become a nationally recognized minister. She currently serves as Worship Leader for the Young Adult Division of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, while simultaneously holding the position of Worship Pastor at the dReam Center Church of Atlanta. With the release of Grace, Tasha Cobbs is sure to become a recognized name in churchgoing households across the nation.

The 2002 release of Smokie Norful’s debut album I Need You Now, heralded the birth of a new Gospel legend. That project, led by the instantly classic title song, achieved gold-certification while winning the first of the numerous awards that would mark his truly groundbreaking career. In the decade since then, Smokie has sold more than two million albums, earned four #1 albums, received countless GRAMMY®, Dove, and Stellar awards, and has twice been named Billboard magazine’s “Gospel Artist of the Year.” Meanwhile, audiences around the world have come to embrace him as songwriter, balladeer, worshipper, and preacher.

Pastor Charles Jenkins is a dynamic, inspirational and visionary religious and community leader who is widely known as the senior pastor of the legendary Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the book, Thriving In Change, and is a sought-after adviser to governmental and political leaders, high-profile personalities, business groups, and advocacy organizations. Perhaps less known is the fact that Charles Jenkins is a GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter and a recording artist. His CD project with Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church—Pastor Charles Jenkins Presents Fellowship Chicago Live: The Best of Both Worlds, was released in 2012. Jenkins believes that music can be the basis of an urban Christian movement that attracts people in ways that many traditional mediums cannot. “There are opportunities to create amazing music and to create a meaningful movement around that music,” he said. “For us, this is not just a CD, it a movement for God and good that begins with this project.”

Six-time Stellar Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominated recording artist VaShawn Mitchell soared to the top of the charts in 2011 with his mega-hit single “Nobody Greater,” from his top-selling, award-winning album Triumphant. Billboard magazine declared “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011, and the single held the #1 position for nine consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and crossed-over to the Urban Contemporary Adult charts. Now the acclaimed singer-songwriter is back with Created 4 This, which picks up where Triumphant left off. This project is a body of music that features Mitchell’s signature style: contemporary themes with a traditional Gospel vibe. The praise and worship music on the CD is encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting. “I wanted to build on ‘Nobody Greater’ and Triumphant to create a new compilation of music to empower and equip people in this economy to understand why we are here and what we are created for,” says Mitchell. “The whole message of the album is that we still have hope, that we shall overcome and be victorious, and that God will be there to sustain us in this next phase of our lives.”

Kierra Sheard is a Grammy Award-nominated, GMA Dove Award and Stellar Award-winning recording artist and songwriter. The daughter of Karen Clark Sheard, of the legendary Clark Sisters, and Bishop J. Drew Sheard, senior pastor of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God In Christ in Detroit, Michigan, Kierra first came to the world’s attention as a nine year old, belting out vocals well beyond her years in a live recording of the hit, “The Will Of God,” which was on her mother’s 1997 solo debut release, Finally Karen. Until that point, Kierra had shown little interest in being a singer, and the family was unaware of her exceptional talent. “I didn’t want to do the song with my mother and she had to make me practice,” Kierra recalls. However, after her performance with her mother, offers for recording deals started to pour in. By 2003, Kierra had a label deal with EMI Gospel, which propelled her into music stardom—churning out hits that showed her vocal prowess and diversity, such as “You Don’t Know,” “Love Like Crazy,” “Praise Him Now,” and “Invisible.”

Nearly every song ever recorded tackles the topic of love. It’s long been the favored subject for songwriters and poets through the ages, but when an artist turns his focus to the love of Jesus, the result is bound to be powerful, especially when that artist is the multi-talented worship leader, songwriter and producer Micah Stampley. Love Never Fails is Stampley’s sixth album and his debut on Motown Gospel. The project spotlights the passionate vocal delivery and compelling songwriting that have made him one of the gospel community’s most acclaimed young artists. Stampley and his wife Heidi co-wrote six of the eleven tunes on the new album including the exhilarating and emotionally charged worship song “We Will Praise You.” Stampley’s music has long had a global flavor and that approach continues on Love Never Fails. “How He Loves Me” is an infectious reggae tune that features vocals from the talented Jamaican songstress Chevelle Franklyn, and “Oh Give Thanks” will remind listeners of the sheer joy that comes from praising God in song.

Brian Courtney Wilson was raised in the Chicago, Illinois area. Since his childhood, Wilson has been singing, starting with the adult male chorus at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church. “Before my mom and dad knew I was going to be a singer, God had given them a promise to nurture into the person that I am today,” he says. “We are all given some promise, some vision for our future that we have to nurture, endure hard times for, and always believe in.” Wilson has nurtured his promise into a remarkable career in music ministry. Since the release of his debut CD, Just Love, Wilson has been touted as one of gospel music’s contemporary break-through artists of 2010 and 2011. Wilson says Music World Gospel has become the perfect home for his sacred art: “It’s a place where I can do more than just church music. I can do music for the world that’s rooted in the church.”

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535152ded5789.jpeg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music and dance by some of the best local jazz performers. Make sure you bring your appetite for the delicious food: Japanese inspired tacos by Domo Taco, Uncle Gussy's authentic Greek food, Rouge Tomate's healthy bistro bites, and CoolHaus gourmet ice cream sandwiches and scoops!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 9, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 9, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 9, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/family-camping Date: August 9, 2014

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.

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, July 30th

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 6:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage and Valerie Gladstone Present: Dance Off the Grid / Master Class: Evidence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstage-dance-off-the-grid http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstage-dance-off-the-grid Date: August 9, 2014

"Dance Off the Grid" (OTG) is the latest iteration of the Museum of Arts and Design "Dance Under the Influence" hailed as a must-see “eclectic performance series” by The New Yorker, and curated by arts writer, Valerie Gladstone. Fresh from a successful season at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, OTG features the top talent of contemporary dance, ranging from modern to hip hop, salsa to Indian dance in performances as engrossing to newcomers to dance as to seasoned fans.

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY focuses on the fusion of African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. This work provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of African forms and rhythms. Evidence tours to some 30 communities in the United States annually. It has traveled to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Hawaii, Ireland, Holland, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, and in 2010 joined the U.S. State Department’s DanceMotion USA tour to perform, teach master classes and conduct demonstrations. Evidence brings arts, education and cultural/historical connections to communities that have historically lacked these experiences. Annually, the company reaches and audience of more than 30,000.Join them as they perform Come Ye, a piece inspired by the music and sociopolitical legacies of artists/activists Nina Simone and Fela Kuti. This multimedia work utilizes Mr. Brown’s signature style of kinetic storytelling through African, Caribbean, modern, ballet and social dance styles to summon warriors, angels and activists dedicated to the pursuit of liberation and peace amidst the strug- gles of human conflict. This work includes music by Nina Simone (“Come Ye,” “Sunday in Savannah,” and “Revolution”) and Fela Kuti (“Kalakuta” and “Coffin for Head of State”) and a video collage by Robert Penn.

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD). Her first evening length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013. EAD has presented work at Jacob’s Pillow, The Apollo Theater, New York Live Arts and Dixon Place. Ephrat is a NYFA artist and a recipient of a Mondo Cane! Commission and Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. In 2013, she was a Fresh Tracks Residency choreographer at New York Live Arts and is a current Workspace Resident Artist with the LMCC. Ephrat is a regular guest artist with Rennie Harris Puremovement and has worked with Michelle Dorrance, Doug Elkins, Bill Irwin and Gus Solomons Jr, among others. She has a B.A. in Italian Language from Barnard College and is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Center.

Nelida Tirado has been recognized around the globe for her intense grace and powerful style. Hailed as "Magnificent" by The New York Times, Tirado began her formal training in classical ballet, graham technique and Spanish dance at Ballet Hispanico of New York at the age of six. Barely out of her teens, she was invited to tour the U.S. with Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles and work as a soloist in Carlota Santana’s Flamenco Vivo. Her desire to continue learning led her to Spain where she became soloist/ dance captain with of Compania Maria Pages and Compania Antonio El Pipa, performing at prestigious flamenco festivals and television in Spain such as the Bienal del Arte Flamenco and touring throughout France, Italy, UK, Germany and Japan. Since returning to the U.S. she has performed in World Music Institute’s “Gypsy Caravan”, the dance company Noche Flamenca, and was a featured flamenco star in the highly acclaimed show “Riverdance” on Broadway. Ms. Tirado currently resides in NYC, and was the recipient of the 2007 and 2010 BRIO award for artistic excellence from Bronx Council of the Arts, and was featured as one of Dance Magazines "25 to Watch" 2007.

The Sa Dance Company's mission is to increase the awareness of Indian dance in the mainstream. Founder and Artistic Director, Payal Kadakia, has earned acclaim for her creative choreography and mastery of many traditions. Sa serves as a platform to celebrate the Indian-American identity by exploring contemporary movements that are fundamentally rooted in traditional Indian dance. All company dancers are extensively trained in various Indian classical and folk styles such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Oddissi, Rajasthani and Garba & Raas. The Sa Dance Company has performed at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Art & Design, Emelin Theater, and NYC Fashion Week. The name “Sa” originates in the foundations of Indian classical music, in which “Sa” is both the first and last note in the octave.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Evidence
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee0afec120.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Lee Daniels' "The Butler"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-movie-series-lee-daniels-the-butler http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-movie-series-lee-daniels-the-butler Date: August 9, 2014

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

In The Butler, Cecil Gaines, butler in the White House, serves through eight different presidencies and countless major historical events. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f637ebd912.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-by-candlelight Date: August 9, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind the scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Join us as we explore this unique landmark by lantern light.

Registration required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 30th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 8:00 pm 40.8561, -73.9405 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Perseid Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/perseid-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/perseid-meteor-shower Date: August 9, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every August, peaking around August 9-13.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 10, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-birding Date: August 10, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds.

Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Registration is recommended.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1f988b75f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike and Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bike-and-hike-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bike-and-hike-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge Date: August 10, 2014

Ride with the NYC DOT to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. At the Refuge, the American Littoral Society will provide a -FREE- guided tour, lasting about an hour. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal to the Broad Channel A train. Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring: Bike, lock, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, snacks, and water.

Where to go: Take the L to E 105th St and exit on the Farragut Rd side (or ride your bike!).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 105th Street Stop on the L Train

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.6503, -73.8981 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ced94e0ae0d.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 10, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 4.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 10, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Salt Marsh Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: August 10, 2014

This will be a guided canoe program around Randall's Island in the East River. Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

For ages 8 years old and up. Participants must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 40.7965, -73.921 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft & Gift Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/craft-gift-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/craft-gift-fair Date: August 10, 2014

A variety of vendors will be lined up along the boardwalk selling arts, crafts and gifts in this first annual Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Super Craft and Gift Fair.

For more information go to www.LongIslandStreetFairs.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 442-6000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/forest-crew Date: August 10, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-games Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/smorgasburg Date: August 10, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/freshwater-fishing Date: August 10, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 10, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 10, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms Date: August 10, 2014

Shake to the rhythm of nature! Roger Tincknell and his energizing earthly beats with have you moving and grooving while you quench your curiosity about the natural world and all the different animals that call it home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 Date: August 10, 2014

Shake to the rhythm of nature! Roger Tincknell and his energizing earthly beats with have you moving and grooving while you quench your curiosity about the natural world and all the different animals that call it home. FREE!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/docent-tour Date: August 10, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 10, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 10, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle. Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Flavorsome Flora - Lemon Scented Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/cooking-demo-flavorsome-flora-lemon-scented-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/cooking-demo-flavorsome-flora-lemon-scented-herbs Date: August 10, 2014

Join us for a summer-long celebration of aromatic herbs. Sample dishes prepared by chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, including iced lemon-verbena infusion with clover honey, sautéed zucchini and summer squashes with lemon thyme and sea salt, and basic Southeast Asian-style lemongrass broth. Then stroll in the garden with a horticultural interpreter to see the featured ingredients in their summer glory. Lemon thyme, lemon verbena and lemon grass are just a few herbs that mimic the scent and flavor of fresh lemons. Learn how to grow lemon-scented herbs and pucker up for recipes flavored with their zesty essence. Tour the Herb Garden afterwards to see these herbs “in the leaf.”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1b0ced950.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-sunday-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-sunday-programs Date: August 10, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1615c313f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs in association with Giant Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey Date: August 10, 2014

The last year or so has certainly been a wild and wonderful ride for Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg: from years dedicated to busking the streets of towns and cities across the globe, to worldwide recognition. Long before Passenger's unmistakable voice unexpectedly found a home on mainstream radio waves around the world, Rosenberg was committed to taking his music to the people literally one street at a time. When the Brighton UK-born artist's band broke up in 2007, Rosenberg inadvertently set about forging his own musical path as a genuine troubadour. He held onto the band's name, and began travelling across countries and continents, armed with only his guitar and his voice and a swag of unique songs. After nearly three years of travelling and three albums, Passenger had established itself as one of the most popular new acts on the Australian live circuit and started to regularly sell out rooms and theatres of 500-plus. It wasn't until the release of his second single, "Let Her Go," on his 4th album that the rest of the world began to tune in. "Let Her Go" has topped the 2.5 million mark in global sales, as well as over 78 million YouTube hits so far. Of course, you can still catch Passenger busking in almost every city he visits -- only nowadays, it's pretty much standing-room only!

Born to a Jamaican father and British mother, Liam Bailey’s musical influences range from soul to reggae, and punk to R&B. While his voice is often compared to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, he’s as likely to reference Etta James as he is The Smiths. Known for co-writing Chase & Status’ Top 5 smash: “Blind Faith feat. Liam Bailey,” Liam’s initial introduction to the music business came via the late Amy Winehouse who, after meeting him released his first 2 EPs on her Lioness Records imprint. Amy first heard Liam’s music through a mutual friend & acclaimed producer Salaam Remi, who amongst others, is working with Liam on his debut album. The album, which was also co-written and produced by Bailey will be released by Flying Buddha (Sony Music Masterworks) in August, coinciding with a U.S. tour.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee2d7cd5aa.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/zumba Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunset-family-festival Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy the Jan Leder Quintet featuring vocalist Andrea Wolper for an evening of smooth jazz music.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Xross Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson River Park Trust

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7421, -74.0082 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife spots in New York City to view wonderful nocturnal animals which call the park their home. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/early-morning-yoga Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 11, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611a19e42a1.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kojo Odu Roney and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-presents-kojo-odu-roney-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-presents-kojo-odu-roney-and-friends Date: August 11, 2014

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536154dc28a5a.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: August 11, 2014

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

This clinic features the New York Road Runners.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Brazilian Portuguese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class Date: August 11, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Brazilian Portuguese: May 12th, June 16th, July 14th, August 11th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 11, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Lover Come Back]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 11, 2014

Doris Day and Rock Hudson plus Tony Randall team up for a romantic comedy about competing Madison Avenue ad executives, willing to stoop as low as need be to score clients. Oscar nominated for story/screenplay. (1961) 107 min. (Universal) Not Rated

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks on Cannes in the 60s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 11, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on Cannes in 1960, 1968, the seminal years in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dave Tafoya.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/outdoor-strength Date: August 11, 2014

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

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:49 EDT