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 Wed, 27 May 2015 16:09:46 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[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 13, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/zumba Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 13, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 13, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Planting & Goose Fence Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/marine-park-planting-goose-fence-installation Date: June 13, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore salt marsh in Gerritsen Creek! Sections of the salt marsh were damaged by heavy ice sheets and burrowing geese over this past winter, leaving bare patches subject to erosion. Volunteers will plant smooth codgrass (Spartina alternaflora) in two sections of the marsh, and install goose fence to protect the new plantings. Volunteers should meet at Avenue U and E 33rd Street. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9303 Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-moves Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/garden-conservation-day Date: June 13, 2015

Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse and The Volunteer Referral Center's Young Professionals Group to help keep the grounds looking beautiful.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-cooper-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Open Space Alliance to help keep Cooper Park clean. Volunteers will clean and care for the park and horticulture beds. We look forward to caring for the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Cooper Park Dog Run (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7157, -73.9386 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/help-the-garden-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join us and pitch in to help with seasonal maintenance projects in the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean and weed the garden beds at Hunters Point South Park.

Please register for this project by email at mchristie@hunterspointparks.org, or call (917) 208-4031.

We look forward to a great day of weeding at Hunters Point South Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 208-4031

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii Date: June 13, 2015

Meet at the last stop of the 1 train for our longest hike at 3-4 hours to see all Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the Park.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8892, -73.8986 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Grace Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-grace-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/its-my-park-at-grace-playground Date: June 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Center for Community Alternatives' Justice Community Program and friends of Grace Playground to raise community awareness and support of Grace Playground.

Help clean up, paint, and beautify the park. There will be free refreshments for volunteers. We look forward to caring for Grace Playground with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Grace Playground

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B078 Grace Playground 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6714, -73.8944 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 13, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Barbecue Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/big-apple-barbecue-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/big-apple-barbecue-block-party Date: June 13, 2015

Celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Event admission is free, with award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for purchase. Live performances from emerging and established rock, blues and soul artists take place onstage throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 13, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/basic-canoeing Date: June 13, 2015

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

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074f378730e.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 13, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City. This walk takes you through the cavernous Endicott Batteries and Main Magazine areas of Fort Totten. Come see an unfamiliar part of Fort Totten, forgotten and mysterious.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074db749171.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:18 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/greenthumb-workshop-freshkills-park-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

Join NYC gardeners for a tour of Freshkills Park and see land transformation on an expansive scale. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is the world’s largest landfill to park conversion project. The tour will show how balance is being restored to this landscape of wetlands, creeks and green rolling hills with magnificent vistas.

You must RSVP ahead of time to this event as space is limited. A bus will be waiting at the Staten Island Ferry to shuttle registered participants to and from the park.

Please RSVP

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 227-1383

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 13, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's playdate is Funkytown Playground: jump & jam with shakers, tambourines, bubbles, and more

Come on down to the Funky Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers & tambourines, get on board a magical safari or silly farm (props include animal masks) dance with bubbles, and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute.

Coming Up:

  • July 11 - Music With Patrick / rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute
  • August 8 - Sammie & Tudie / a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae823cda39.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saltwater-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108c9acc3f3.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 13, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Homes Lost and Found]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/reading-homes-lost-and-found http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/reading-homes-lost-and-found Date: June 13, 2015

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a special event in honor of the Alice Austen House’s 30th Anniversary and its celebratory exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark.”

Hear readings of short fiction by American writers Sara Orne Jewett and Gwendolyn Brooks. The works read will reflect upon Alice’s relationship to her home of 77 years. We invite you to share your own thoughts on what it means to “come home.”

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie Date: June 13, 2015

A master illusionist, an amazing magician, and all-around great entertainer, Georgie Porgie is sure to amaze! Guests of all ages will leave in wonder, asking, “How’d he do that?”

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 Date: June 13, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[World Wide Knitting in Public Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/world-wide-knitting-in-public-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/world-wide-knitting-in-public-day Date: June 13, 2015

Join fellow knitters and crocheters in celebration of this special day. Socialize, exchange ideas, and get help on a current project. Beginner knitting instruction will be offered.

All ages and experience levels welcome.

Presented in association with Knitty City.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146a2590aa3.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Festival: Against Me!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/northside-festival-against-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/northside-festival-against-me Date: June 13, 2015

Enjoy a showcase of punk rock band Against Me!

Please note: This event is free. Please RSVP here for admission.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 13, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108cf909b96.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 14, 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 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 14, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.6864, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552304137baba.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 14, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-bird-watching Date: June 14, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family bird watching tours.

After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Please note: this tour leaves promptly at 10 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble Date: June 14, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

This event is for families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55536b2a6d810.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-north Date: June 14, 2015

Discover Reeds Basket Willow Swamp and Chapin Woods on this long-distance, fast-paced hike beginning at High Rock Park. This hike will be three to four hours depending on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Registration preferred.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Touranment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bryant-park-chess-touranment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bryant-park-chess-touranment Date: June 14, 2015

Join aspiring grandmasters on the Fountain Terrace for a chess tournament sponsored by Tri-State Chess. The tournament is limited to school-age players only.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c688b59fb7.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/freshwater-fishing Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served.

Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108d948e4c9.JPG Tue, 12 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 14, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 14, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Barbecue Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/big-apple-barbecue-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/big-apple-barbecue-block-party Date: June 14, 2015

Celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Event admission is free, with award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for purchase. Live performances from emerging and established rock, blues and soul artists take place onstage throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Native American festival and multicultural celebration, featuring drumming and dancing from around the world. Drums Along the Hudson is hosted by ABC's Sandra Bookman, and this year will be honoring NAACP Image Award Winning Actress, Tichina Arnold and his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts and visits from Captain Planet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e7898a7110.png Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/smorgasburg Date: June 14, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 14, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-day Date: June 14, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7359, -73.8054 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![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 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 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[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[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