NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 May 2015 21:28:25 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[Ben Christo's Open Studio Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/open-studio-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/open-studio-day Date: June 14, 2015

Join us for a chance to see artist Ben Christo in his element in one of the period rooms. Stop by to catch a glimpse of the artist at work creating a one of a kind masterpiece.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2015 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-2015-scandinavian-music-festival-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-2015-scandinavian-music-festival-concert Date: June 14, 2015

For the past 10 years, the festival has served the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs.

On June 14th, the Scandia String Orchestra will open the festival with featured works by Carl Nielson, Jean Sibelius, Niels V. Gade, Edvard Grieg and Lars-Erik Larsson.

Bring a blanket and take in the beautiful Hudson River views during this concert performed by musicians of the Scandia Symphony and guest artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5559ec7e917ba.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: June 14, 2015

Join us on Level B where we'll be creating a table top planters for Fathers Day! Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 14, 2015

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008b0b0b1d0.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 14, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 15, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: June 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 15, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: June 15, 2015

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: June 15, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-15 2015-06-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: June 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 15, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 15, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 15, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 6/15]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/training-614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/training-614 Date: June 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-06-15 2015-06-15 5:00 pm 8:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/new-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/new-music-festival Date: June 15, 2015

Six of the city's most talented classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Performers to be announced soon. Check New Music at Bryant Park for more details.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55159194c197a.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: June 15, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 15, 2015

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons for people of all levels.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: June 15, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Jaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/outdoor-movie-night-jaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/outdoor-movie-night-jaws Date: June 15, 2015

Join us for a movie under the stars! Bring your family and friends to an evening of free entertainment. Picnicking encouraged – bring your blankets, chairs, and food!

Jaws continues to be one of the most popular films of all time and tells the tale of three men who join together in a life-and-death hunt to destroy a killer shark... be sure to stay out of the water!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551323eb343b5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 15, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 16, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 16, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 16, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 16, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 16, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/fitness-walk Date: June 16, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/tai-chi-class Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 16, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 16, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 16, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f76f15ed9.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Book Club Discussion on Ulysses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-reading-room-book-club-discussion-on-ulysses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-reading-room-book-club-discussion-on-ulysses Date: June 16, 2015

Join us for a book club discussion on Ulysses by James Joyce, facilitated by Larry Kirwan, writer and lead singer of the Irish rock band Black 47.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/meditationtasha-valentin Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-knits Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 16, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-sports-experience4 Date: June 16, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

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 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 16, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: June 16, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: June 16, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 16, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/our-world-remade-a-world-war-i-reading-discussion-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/our-world-remade-a-world-war-i-reading-discussion-group Date: June 16, 2015

On the centennial of the "war to end all wars," Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.

Among the questions to be considered are: how did it come about; why did it continue; and how did its participants cope physically, intellectually and artistically?

The club is six sessions long and books are provided. Light refreshments will be served. Participation is free, though advanced registration is recommended. Please call (212) 923-8008 or visit ourworldremade.brownpapertickets.com to register.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55563df22ab7c.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 16, 2015

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry by Gregory Pardlo, Daniel Wolff, Elizabeth Gray, and Andrea Cohen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 16, 2015

Featuring the poets of Four Way Books: Gregory Pardlo, Daniel Wolff, Elizabeth Gray, and Andrea Cohen

Presented in partnership with Four Way Books

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 17, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 17, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 17, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/yoga-class Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 17, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/kids-yoga Date: June 17, 2015

Bring your little one to yoga class for kids, ages 2 to 7, with Sacred Sounds Yoga.

All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Mats will be provided for kids.

Suitable for drop-ins.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: NE Playground Area Seating Nook (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7308, -73.9963 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/dancercise Date: June 17, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/recycletoart Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-sports-experience4 Date: June 17, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

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 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 17, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present: POP-UP ARTE + STORYTELLING]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling Date: June 17, 2015

Families! Kids! Join us for fun filled sessions of art and story telling in May and June through Harlem. El Museo del Barrio will offer art-making workshops and present storytelling, at select locations. All ages are welcome!

Visit us at this site or on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Mae Grant Playground (104th St. between Madison & Park Aves.)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Martin Luther King Playground (in Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground )

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M198 Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8002, -73.9504 Fri, 15 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 17, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Body Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-body-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-body-sculpt Date: June 17, 2015

Are you looking to create a masterpiece? Well look no further and take ownership of your own masterpiece: your body. Body Sculpt will help you along the way! Reach your goals with this high intensity program designed to shape and tone your body using moderate weights. Exercises will be geared toward firming and strengthening your entire body. By placing emphasis on building lean muscle and developing flexibility, you will see your sculpture take shape week in and week out.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Garden Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/greenthumb-workshop-garden-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/greenthumb-workshop-garden-design Date: June 17, 2015

Have you ever wanted to do something different than the same old 4-by-8-foot wooden raised bed to create a new planting space?

We will learn strategies for gathering design ideas to make gardens that fit the community’s unique need and character. We will also explore the basic elements and best practices of designing spaces for your garden and field your garden-specific design questions.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Red Gate Garden

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2015-06-17 2015-06-17 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6937, -73.9492 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: June 17, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Pump]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-pump http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-pump Date: June 17, 2015

No matter what your goal, no matter what your perspective, Total Body Pump will help you along the way! Total Body Pump is designed to improve muscle strength and tone your physique while protecting you from injury. With specialized instruction and individualized attention, Total Body Pump will provide a workout that benefits all aspects of your body.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: June 17, 2015

This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6:00 – 7:00p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156fda8d382.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mixed Doubles Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/bryant-park-mixed-doubles-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/bryant-park-mixed-doubles-ping-pong-tournament Date: June 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d7cfe9983d.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 17, 2015

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/sunset-yoga Date: June 17, 2015

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba: Latin Dance Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/free-zumba-and-kukuwa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/free-zumba-and-kukuwa Date: June 17, 2015

Shake it out with Mark Morris Dance Group! Each session will feature a dance-based workout. No partner or prior experience required.

This class meets on June 3 & 17 and July 1, 15, and 29.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2015-06-17 2015-06-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566298f8948c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-central-park Date: June 17, 2015

New York Philharmonic marks the 50th anniversary of the Concerts in the Parks, the iconic series of free outdoor performances that have been enjoyed by more than 14 million concertgoers since 1965.

On June 17, Alan Gilbert conducts Bernstein's West Side Story Suite, featuring violinist Joshua Bell, alongside works by Barber, Gershwin, Copland, Anderson, Rodgers, and Sousa. After the musical fireworks, stay for actual fireworks.

To view the full schedule and list of performances, please visit the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks website.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5656

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Core and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more Date: June 18, 2015

Are you looking to activate all muscle groups? Would you rather engage your entire body than specialize in one movement? If so, Core and More is exactly what you are looking for! This quick hitting workout program will provide fun yet challenging exercises that will target all muscle groups. Gain muscle, improve balance, and lose weight as you go after that body that you deserve with Core and More!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 18, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 18, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 18, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 18, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/yoga-class Date: June 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fitness-walk Date: June 18, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 18, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fledglings: Early Childhood Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fledglings-early-childhood-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/fledglings-early-childhood-program Date: June 18, 2015

Join Prospect Park Alliance Naturalists in a new early childhood program for parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Children will develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through outdoor play-based activities. Focusing on a different theme every week, children will begin to appreciate nature. The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance/Movement Class: Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population Date: June 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 18, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 18, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 18, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power Date: June 18, 2015

If power is your goal and explosiveness is your objective, then Thrower Power is your work out! Thrower Power is a program that includes circuit style workouts designed to enhance lower body explosive power, strength, and flexibility. Participants will to use a variety of weighted equipment designed to maximize their lower body movements. This “off-season” athletic workout will offer benefits to athletes of all kinds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/waterfront-garden-tour Date: June 18, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/goal-ball Date: June 18, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Thu, 14 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 18, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/nature-exploration Date: June 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Author Talk by Jackie Collins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room-author-talk-by-jackie-collins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room-author-talk-by-jackie-collins Date: June 18, 2015

World-renowned bestselling author Jackie Collins returns with another classic family saga filled with love, lust, and revenge. Hosted by Bobby Rivers.

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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT