NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:12:48 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[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: August 12, 2014

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

This clinic features the New York Road Runners.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 12, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/abs-work-out Date: August 12, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: HSBC Sustainability]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability Date: August 12, 2014

Today's theme is "The Business of Doing Business." The speakers will be L.J. Rittenhouse, Trust Expert, Financial Strategist and President of Rittenhouse Rankings Inc., and Judy Robinett, business “thought leader,” super connector, and author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits.

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: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/meditation-class Date: August 12, 2014

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. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 12, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: August 12, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/gallery-tour Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d676af7a94d.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 12, 2014

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 (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: August 12, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/game-night Date: August 12, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 12, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 12, 2014

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! Bring your own mats!

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 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/central-park-circuit Date: August 12, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/evening-yoga1 Date: August 12, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Joe in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-presents-joe-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-presents-joe-in-association-with-wbls Date: August 12, 2014

Having put out more than 10 albums in 20 years, JOE has become one of R&B’s most accomplished and popular singers with seven Grammy nods along the span of his career. Singles such as “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” “All That I Am,” “No One Comes Close” and “I Wanna Know” established Joe as a bona fide hit-maker who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Moreover, his work with Mariah Carey (“Thank God I Found You”), Big Pun (“Still Not A Player”) and G-Unit (“Wanna Get To Know You”), shows that Joe is a much sought-after collaborator with some of music’s biggest and best artists. Joe’s most recent offering, Double Back: Evolution of R&B, debuted as the #1 R&B album in the country on Billboard’s “R&B Albums” & #4 “Top 200” charts this past summer. With that success, Double Back has produced a top five single with its first release “I’d Rather Have A Love”. With a new label deal in place PLAID TAKEOVER/BMG CHRYSALIS and new management, with veteran music executive Gerald “Plaid” Isaac, JOE is already gearing up for a successful 2014. The top-selling R&B singer is currently in the studio putting together magnificent songs in preparation for his new commercial album 2014, summer release entitled "BRIDGES". The lead single & video, “Love & Sex Pt. 2,” features the incredible and equally beautiful Kelly Rowland of X-FACTOR/Destiny’s Child fame and is currently impacting radio and TV heavily. In support of his new release(s) JOE will be touring the US, Europe, Asia and abroad.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53517bf01af72.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 12, 2014

Enjoy an outdoor poetry reading, featuring the Poets of McSweeney's Poetry:

  • Matthea Harvey
  • Carl Adamshick
  • Dan Chelotti
  • Victoria Chang

Presented in partnership with McSweeney's Poetry

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 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 12, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 12, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: August 12, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron Park: "Despicable Me 2"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/movie-at-crocheron-park-despicable-me2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/movie-at-crocheron-park-despicable-me2 Date: August 12, 2014

Come out and enjoy the outdoors with a free movie.

In this sequel, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Meanwhile, the devoted new father must divide his time between saving the world or saving his oldest daughter from heartbreak.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Singin' in the Rain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-movie-night-singin-in-the-rain-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-movie-night-singin-in-the-rain-g Date: August 12, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88c6ee0400.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-movie-series-the-hunger-games-catching-fire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summer-movie-series-the-hunger-games-catching-fire Date: August 12, 2014

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

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta face the consequences of winning the Hunger Games as their actions incite rebellion among the districts. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f6414c6b82.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid Date: August 12, 2014

Watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Robert Redford and Paul Newman are perfectly cast as the outlaw buddies who are running for their lives to Bolivia with Katharine Ross and are not exactly sure who's chasing them. This classic of the changing West won five Academy Awards. Directed by George Roy Hill 1969 (PG) © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53922a9ba111e.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Madagascar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/red-hook-flicks-madagascar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/red-hook-flicks-madagascar Date: August 12, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs in this fun, family-friendly animated film.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 13, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: August 13, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: August 13, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 13, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 13, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 13, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 13, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: August 13, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/body-sculpting Date: August 13, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536117fd6e57b.jpeg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/the-magic-and-comedy-of-jim-mcclenahan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/the-magic-and-comedy-of-jim-mcclenahan Date: August 13, 2014

Come out and enjoy the zany comedy magic show that will bring giggles for both children and adults.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 13, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky fables]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-kids-presents-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-kids-presents-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables Date: August 13, 2014

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e47dff0f3a.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show Date: August 13, 2014

Over the past decade professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark has competed around the world and entertained thousands at events like the Gravity Games, the Vans Warped Tour, New York's Times Square Parade and even the Olympic Games! Chris’ Athletes Who Say NO program was developed to inspire children to find an active, healthy passion and use their desire to constantly improve as a means for keeping their lives on track, making healthy decisions and surrounding themselves with like-minded friends. During his high energy presentation, professional cyclist Chris Clark shares his story of growing up with a passion for cycling and how he used that passion to make friends, stay healthy, and even as an excuse to avoid the peer pressures all children face.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53961ae6a3283.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-games Date: August 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: August 13, 2014

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

This clinic features the NYC Parks Skate Mobile.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/zumba Date: August 13, 2014

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: 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 13, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: 75th Anniversary Celebration of Batman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: August 13, 2014

Enjoy a 75th Anniversary Celebration of Batman and the impact of this superhero on our culture by the very writers who bring him to life.

with Scott Snyder, Batman, American Vampire, Superman Unchained. Hosted by John Cunningham, VP Marketing, DC Entertainment

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: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 13, 2014

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/recycletoart Date: August 13, 2014

Have fun turning discardee 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/chess-club Date: August 13, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-family-festival Date: August 13, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Miwa Gemini]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 13, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award-winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Playing Italian waltz, country and surf rock, they merge Eastern and Western music, creating folk-infused lullabies and balmy nocturnes that have the melancholy joy of a Dustbowl carnival.www.miwagemini.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 13, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/family-capoeira Date: August 13, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesday: Dancing Through the Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-wednesday-dancing-through-the-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-wednesday-dancing-through-the-streets Date: August 13, 2014

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes and, this evening, plein-air dance performances by choreographers Larry Keigwin, James “Cricket” Colter and Bronx-based choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo. Order dinner from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening.

Gardens open until 8PM. Wave Hill House, Perkins Visitor Center, Glyndor Gallery, The Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 7:30PM. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. Beginning at 4PM on Sunset Wednesdays, admission is $10 Adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children 6 to18. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d673b5bdd44.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-yoga Date: August 13, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Bobby Sanabria / Screening: Chico and Rita in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-bobby-sanabria-screening-chico-and-rita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-bobby-sanabria-screening-chico-and-rita Date: August 13, 2014

Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee - has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O'Farrill, Candido, Yomo Toro, Francisco Aguabella, Larry Harlow, Henry Threadgill, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.

Chico & Rita is a stunning, Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams, while Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey -- in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero -- brings heartache and torment, as they battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Along the way they meet Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and travel to three continents in pursuit of their passions. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153419ecc6.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Non-Fiction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: August 13, 2014

Visit the Bryant Park Reading Room for readings from authors throughout New York City and beyond. This week, the reading room features:

Chris DeRose - The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them

Produced in partnership with New York Historical Society

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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-pilates Date: August 13, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 13, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Film: Doin' It in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/film-doin-it-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/film-doin-it-in-the-park Date: August 13, 2014

This family-friendly documentary explores the history, culture, social impact, and global influence of New York City's outdoor summer basketball scene. Please join us for light refreshments starting at 7:30 p.m. The film begins at sunset, between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Stay after the screening for a talk back with director Bobbito Garcia.

This event is part of the “Bronx Screened” film series. Curated by the Bronx Documentary Center, the series tells the story of the Bronx through documentaries about history, culture, politics, and social impact.

Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c55cc7dbca0.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The New York Neo-Futurists Present Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind Date: August 13, 2014

The New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/director/performers who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic signature show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Once called "The Snapchat of Theater", with its ever-changing "menu" of plays, TML is a race against the clock to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes in an order determined by the audience! All our plays are presented from a perspective of absolute honesty, do not ask the audience to "suspend their disbelief", and often include audience interactions. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developed out of a format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the Neo-Futurists put down roots in NYC in the mid 90’s and have been growing strong ever since. After a grand re-birth in the city in 2004, NYNF has created over 3300 new plays for Too Much Light, as well as many longer form works, and continues to present award-winning, topical and vital work every weekend at the Kraine Theater and around the New York independent theater community. Sometimes true life really is stranger than fiction...

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d904ff0c50.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The Nut Job]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-movie-series-the-nut-job http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-movie-series-the-nut-job Date: August 13, 2014

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

In The Nut Job, squirrels team up to raid a nut store that is also a front for human bank robbers. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f64763c19a.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Dusk Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/take-a-walk-through-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/take-a-walk-through-fort-tryon-park Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f79fbb350c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night Along the River: The Croods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/movie-nights-along-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/movie-nights-along-the-river Date: August 13, 2014

Come enjoy a family movie under the stars.

Rain date: August 14

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road (in Hunts Point Riverside Park)

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:00 pm 40.8177, -73.8813 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ada1011215d.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Movie Night: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/queens-movie-night-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/queens-movie-night-despicable-me-2 Date: August 13, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Despicable Me 2. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Sponsored by Assembly Member Markey.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brennan Field (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:00 pm 40.7182, -73.8847 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: The Hunger Games - Catching Fire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi Date: August 13, 2014

Heroes and hustlers come together on the waterfront this summer in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all free. Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last year’s favorite big screen hits!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
As the Hunger Games saga continues, we find a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are called back into the Hunger Games arena to fight in the Quarter Quell, a special edition of the games, taking place every 25 years, this time reaping contestants from the existing pool of victors.

Presented by CITI

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53567ca12c806.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show presents "The Outsiders"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show-presents-the-outsiders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show-presents-the-outsiders Date: August 13, 2014

This year’s theme: Getting to Know You! Riverside Park’s staff favorites. This film was selected by Park Supervisor Marissa Birmingham. Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open captioned.

The Outsiders: "When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events." IMDB.com

Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhuhdson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f3879448c6.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 14, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/couch-to-2-mile-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/couch-to-2-mile-group-run Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: August 14, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/fitness-walk Date: August 14, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 14, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 14, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: August 14, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: August 14, 2014

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-po-reinaldo-salgado-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-po-reinaldo-salgado-playground Date: August 14, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground

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B224 P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.688, -73.9257 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 14, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky fables]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables Date: August 14, 2014

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e47be4da47.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Teatro SEA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-teatro-sea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-teatro-sea Date: August 14, 2014

Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. SEA has created and produced a combination of educational theatre productions and art workshops/programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e47780b0a7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mama Akanke's Funky Folklore & More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more Date: August 14, 2014

Mama Akanke’ began her storytelling career while still a student at Howard University over 35 years ago. Challenged by her theatre professor to research and implement alternate forms of entertainment, she explored the world of storytelling and folklore through the lenses of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham and became so inspired, developed and performed a one woman interactive participatory storytelling show for the D.C. Public Schools. Mama Akanke’ became a founding member of the Nubian Folklore Company; Sister Griots and Urban Griots. She has performed for audiences around the world for over 30 years as both a storyteller and actress to great acclaim. Well known for her imaginative interpretations of characters, her energy, her focus on literacy, magnetism and rapport with her audiences, Mama Akanke believes that every individual has the capacity to reach into their imaginations to understand other cultures and people in the world by actively engaging in their history and traditions. It is her hope that through her stories, songs and dances, the rich culture and beauty of people from the African Diaspora will be celebrated and passed on for generations to come. Mama Akanke’ has been featured as both a performer and director at venues throughout the world including: the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; Howard University; Morgan State University; Syracuse University; Cornell University; The Apollo Theatre; The National Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Theatre Festival; The University of Connecticut; The St. Gallen Theatre in Switzerland; The European Premier of the musicals “Raisin and The Sound of Soul” and a myriad of other venues. Mama Akanke’ incorporates her skills as a drama therapist, arts educator and interfaith minister to transform her audiences as she weaves funky folklore and more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e542c411a7.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-games Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/ecocrafts Date: August 14, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/conversational-english Date: August 14, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 14, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:50 EDT