NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:04:54 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 29, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-sports-experience Date: August 29, 2015

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

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics Date: August 29, 2015

The Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present their second exhibition, 'Women in Comics II' at the Poe Park Visitors Center. The event will showcase artwork from members who reside in the New York City Metro Area. Artwork will be feature by such artists as Alitha E. Martinez, Michele St. Martin, Sara Woolley, Sha-Nee Williams, Rica Takashima, Selena Briggs, and many more! WinC will also host accompanying workshops on Saturdays in August! Join us for what will be a wonderful event that highlights women artists in the comic book industry!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 29, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cancelled: It's My Park at Arden Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-arden-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-arden-woods Date: August 29, 2015

Please be advised that this event has been canceled.

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Arden Woods as they clean and restore the trails throughout Arden Woods. Volunteers will help to remove garbage and clear trails of overgrowth and fallen debris. We look forward to a great day of cleaning Arden Woods!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ilyssa Way Entrance (in Arden Woods)

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R120 Arden Woods 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.55967875614500000, -74.18523816126100000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Corporal Allen F. Kivlehan Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach-park Date: August 29, 2015

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to beautify and maintain the garden area surrounding the playground. Volunteers will be weeding and spreading woodchips within the garden areas, and help with general cleanup of garbage and debris throughout the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning and beautifying Corporal Kivlehan Playground!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56449890136700000, -74.09760284423800000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: August 29, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 29, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[10th Anniversary Harlem Green Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/10th-anniversary-harlem-green-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/10th-anniversary-harlem-green-tour Date: August 29, 2015

Harlem's community gardeners will invite the public to share in the 10th anniversary tour of Harlem's miraculous, community-centered, grassroots-developed green oases. Starting at 9 a.m. with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden on 122nd Street, and ending at 5 p.m. with a traditional Harlem cookout and celebration at the William A. Harris Garden, 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, the tour will take in over fifteen of Harlem's amazing green gems.

Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk the tour; however a bus will transport folks who cannot walk or use alternative transportation. This year, in addition to the bus transporting tour members, Philipp Rassmann and Ellen Belcher of the Morris-Jumel Community Garden will lead the bicyclists. Eren T Gibson, of the Truce/McCracken Garden will head up folks who wish to hike the tour

Sponsors for the event include GreenThumb, NYC Parks; Harlem Gardens*, The William A. Harris Garden; NYCCGC (The NYC Community Garden Coalition); Project Harmony, Inc.

*Gardens included in the tour are: (bus will not stop at all) The JD Wilson Garden; The Chenchita's Garden; The Electric Ladybug Garden; Our Little Green Acres; 5 Star Garden, Carrie McCracken/TRUCE Garden; The New 123rd Street Garden; Clayton Williams Garden; the PCB Wm. B. Harris Garden; Unity Garden-Park Association; The New 127th Street Miracle Garden; Mandela Park Garden; Harlem Rose Garden; The 132nd Street Garden; Margrichante Garden; Success Garden/Harlem Grown; The Morris-Jumel Community Garden; The Convent Avenue Garden; The Wm. A. Harris Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 662-2878

Location: Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80770111083984400, -73.95059967041016000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 29, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Trees Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/street-trees-and-trees-of-cabrini-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/street-trees-and-trees-of-cabrini-with-author-leslie-day Date: August 29, 2015

Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City. Take this opportunity to learn about the rich culture and diversity of plants that is seen on the city streets we walk through every day!

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c27a27319a4.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-advanced Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-moves Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga1 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga3 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga4 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga5 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Splendid Summer Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/splendid-summer-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/splendid-summer-hike Date: August 29, 2015

Enjoy hiking the Greenbelt in its greenest season. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center for this leisurely paced, 1+ hour hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/community-paddle Date: August 29, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/green-team Date: August 29, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: August 29, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Salt Marsh Canoe Excursion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-excursion-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-excursion-advanced Date: August 29, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Explore the salt marshes and Forever Wild areas that surround Randall's Island. Prior canoe experience is required. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79650115966797000, -73.92099761962890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 29, 2015

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd1731cfb7.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York...Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-yorkstreet-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-yorkstreet-skills-ride Date: August 29, 2015

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bfcf6e525c0.JPG Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Work Day at MHBA Living Laboratory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/community-work-day-at-mhba-living-laboratory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/community-work-day-at-mhba-living-laboratory-garden Date: August 29, 2015

Come ready to get your hands dirty and help Mott Hall Bridges Academy Living Laboratory Community Garden spruce up the garden, build benches, and prepare for the installation of their new solar-powered outdoor classroom space, funded by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MHBA Living Laboratory Community Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66210174560547000, -73.90979766845703000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/kayaking Date: August 29, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e9a699c05.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-exhibitions Date: August 29, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 29, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 29, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On August 29th, Luann Adams will share the Egyptian story "Blue Faience Hippopotamus" and Judith Heineman will share the Japanese story "Momotaro".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 29, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cover-crops Date: August 29, 2015

Cover crops are grown to replenish the soil and prevent erosion. Plant a fall cover crop to put your garden to bed for the season. In the spring, till under the plants to rejuvenate the soil. We will discuss the role of cover crops in enhancing soil health, talk about recommended crop choices, and practice sowing seed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Poppa & Momma Jones Historical Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67160034179687500, -73.88999938964844000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: August 29, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-family-day Date: August 29, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this summer for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918c8a3b4a8.jpg Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-intermediate Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 29, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey Date: August 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer Date: August 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of soccer, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football Date: August 29, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Canning and Pickling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/workshop-canning-and-pickling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/workshop-canning-and-pickling Date: August 29, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a canning and pickling workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

Learn the basics of preserving food through canning and pickling. Workshop participants will practice canning techniques and prepare a simple fruit preserve and a freezer pickle from seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Advance (free) registration required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f7caa3ce5.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/rangers-choice-archery Date: August 29, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Join a beginners introduction to the sport of srchery for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60319900512695000, -74.16130065917969000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults Date: August 29, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, Bike New York will get you rolling in no time. With their safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bfc7c0d429f.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics ll Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics-llclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics-llclosing-reception Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for the closing reception of our Women in Comics Exhibition II. We'll have a Q & A with artists showcasing their work in the show about the comic book industry and learn where their careers are going next.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/gallery-tour Date: August 29, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations: Holly Veselka transforms the Sunroom into interplanetary space, printing antiquated images onto fabrics to create sculptural objects. For the Sun Porch, aricoco makes outfits representing an insect’s life cycle in an environment resembling a carnivorous garden.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd1c04e035.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-entertainment-binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-entertainment-binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Binx The Clown: Ladies and gentlemen: the one, the only, Binx the Clown! A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c4d6174ad.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

About Forest Park Carousel: Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About The Great Miguelino: Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3c962835a3.JPG Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Summer Street Theater Tour: Teach It Right, or Right to Teach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach Date: August 29, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour with "Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach," a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC.

Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

The production tells the story of a NYC middle school student who is about to enter high school. His school often has no heat in winter, is broiling hot in summer, has no art classes, and a charter school is about to grab half its building.

The student, Michael, deprived of an afterschool program, tries for a part-time job at McDonald's, where he is caught up in a melee when someone bucks the line. Knocked unconscious, he is rescued by an undocumented worker, but dreams an Odyssey through the beggar/transient underground, where the king of the panhandlers is organizing an underground to fight the Real Estate Cartel, headed by B.M. Peabody. The Cartel wants to purge the City of anyone living at or near the poverty line in order to obtain a contract for the 2022 Olympics. Michael is sent to spy on the cartel, but is captured and imprisoned in the Glitter Clutter Club in the sub-basement of Trump Towers.

Meanwhile, Michael's teacher, R.C. Brown, is searching for him. He has suffered, like Michael, at the middle school, enduring budget cuts, teaching to the test, and spending his own money for supplies. He, too, is kidnapped by the Cartel to keep him from finding Michael but is rescued by the daughter of the King of Panhandlers. Michael and R.C. Brown, both now entering high school as student and teacher, are reunited to face the battles of NYC schools, where disputes over privatization reflect the challenges and struggles of the world outside. They will be leaders in the fight to teach it right and for the right to teach.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 44th Street and 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.64725875854492000, -74.00464630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db837e60ad1.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 29, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: August 29, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/guerilla-storytime Date: August 29, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park Date: August 29, 2015

Help clean up the coastline of the East River at Astoria Park! Join the event led by community partners Green Shores NYC and the Astoria Park Alliance. Trash bags, gloves, and other tools will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Enjoy a great day for you, your family, and friends!

Groups are welcome and advanced registration is requested by contacting: mail@greenshoresnyc.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: War Memorial (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77892876056800000, -73.92370796203600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Binx The Clown: Ladies and gentlemen: the one, the only, Binx the Clown! A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c4d6174ad.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

About Forest Park Carousel: Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About The Great Miguelino: Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ca20299b3.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 29, 2015

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

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco Date: August 29, 2015

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this quiet clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.

Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune.

Line for headphones will begin at 4:30 p.m. Headphones are first come first served with 700 available at a time. Once they are returned they will be handed out to those waiting.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af0e04b28f.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-camping-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-camping-at-alley-pond-park Date: August 29, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: West Side Story & Performance by St Mary's Dance Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movie-nights-west-side-story-special-performance-by-st-marys-dance-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movie-nights-west-side-story-special-performance-by-st-marys-dance-team Date: August 29, 2015

Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy this Romeo and Juliet drama, updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge the Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble.

We will have a special performance by St Mary's Dance Team before the movie from the after school program at St Mary's Recreation Center.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 7:45 pm 10:30 pm 40.81212116493200000, -73.91367053985600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b28b70158ed.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Muppets Take Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-the-muppets-take-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-the-muppets-take-manhattan Date: August 29, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

In The Muppets Take Manhattan, Jim Henson's Muppets are Manhattanites yearning to get a production on Broadway. Luckily, Kermit the Frog has created a successful variety show, which he staged at fictional Danhurst College. His desperation for backers to get it on Broadway (and to win the heart of Miss Piggy), leads him to take a waitering job to support himself. At the restaurant, he meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald), whose parent owns the business and who becomes a source of jealousy for Miss Piggy. Will the Muppets get the production on Broadway? Find out, while enjoying fun musical numbers in locations around NYC! Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0100

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca6af1e6144.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Ghostbusters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters Date: August 29, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be rescheduled in upcoming weeks, so please check back!

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle withe the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: Jennifer's Playground

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R114 Jennifer's Playground 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.62009811401367000, -74.16310119628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca631d0f79a.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movies-in-the-parks-alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/movies-in-the-parks-alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day Date: August 29, 2015

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

See how one bad day just keeps getting worse for an especially prickly kid. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d861da135b.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 30, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: August 30, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 72nd Street and 37th Avenue

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2015-08-30 2015-08-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74880128880000000, -73.89352798460000000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for BioBlitz at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/volunteer-at-bioblitz-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/volunteer-at-bioblitz-freshkills-park Date: August 30, 2015

Help Freshkills Park and CUNY Macaulay Honors College during BioBlitz. During the event, groups of scientists, naturalists, students, and volunteers will spend 24 hours recording all the living species within 300 acres of Freshkills Park. If you’d like to spend time at the park while this scientific surveying is happening, you can help support this important event by assisting with food, supplies, and transportation. You can also serve as a Freshkills Park guide or provide relief for participants at a water station.

*You must register for this event*

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park

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2015-08-30 2015-08-30 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57709884643555000, -74.18640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db2c1360023.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 30, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 30, 2015

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd222f2249.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day Date: August 30, 2015

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579f01474d38.jpg Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: August 30, 2015

Select doubles style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.

For tournament details, registration information, and entry fees, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7544, -73.9842 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d55a71b178.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/summer-exhibitions Date: August 30, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 30, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 30, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/waterfront-walks Date: August 30, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 30, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicinal Plants Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/medicinal-plants-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/medicinal-plants-hike-light Date: August 30, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York CIty and places often off-limits to the general public. On this Nature Exploration Hike we will discover plants which have been used in traditional medicine and the amazing properties they possess. Light hikes are leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66550064086914000, -73.97160339355469000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/food-truck-rally Date: August 30, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55006a7f55226.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/smorgasburg Date: August 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Hook, Line, and Sinker (Arm of the Sea Theater)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/family-performance-festival-hook-line-and-sinker-arm-of-the-sea-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/family-performance-festival-hook-line-and-sinker-arm-of-the-sea-theater Date: August 30, 2015

Hook, Line, and Sinker, Arm-of-the-Sea’s newest show, features iconic, larger-than-life fishermen and fisherwomen, plus a host of handmade special effects revealing the Hudson River Valley's complex inner life. Aquatic food chains, blue claw crab metamorphosis, striped bass migrations — such scenes unfold beneath the gaze of those who cast for a piece of the action. With whimsical ingenuity, Hook, Line, and Sinker celebrates the timeless art of fishing while offering a connection between the water and the life below.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

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

View the full Schedule for the Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a59289769e2.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: August 30, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Our Learn to Ride classes start you moving on a bike without pedals or training wheels so you can learn to balance the bike. Once you can get your bike to glide (continue to roll with your feet off the ground) and can control the bike with the handlebars and brakes, the pedals are added and you can use your feet to pedal the bike and keep it rolling.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 30, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: The Matter of RootsBeets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/cooking-demo-the-matter-of-rootsbeets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/cooking-demo-the-matter-of-rootsbeets Date: August 30, 2015

Nothing says comfort food more than a dish made with roots. Starting with beets in August, we begin a new cooking series focusing on earthy vegetables, both humble and exotic. The series continues in fall with sweet potatoes and ginger on the menu. Decorative and tasty, beets add color to both the garden and the dinner plate. A chef from Great Performances demonstrates some intriguing recipes for this versatile root vegetable. Taste the results and take a garden stroll to see this and other ornamental edibles “in the leaf.”

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd279b256f.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/bike-new-yorklearn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/bike-new-yorklearn-to-rideadults Date: August 30, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Sign up here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88669967651367000, -73.89830017089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ce221e69c81.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 30, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Ave and Waverly Ave, Brooklyn

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2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69331311728900000, -73.96781444549600000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/free-entertainment-making-magic-with-ethan-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/free-entertainment-making-magic-with-ethan-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 30, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Forest: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, other fun attractions and games.

About Making Magic with Ethan: Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7abffd27b6.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Summer Street Theater Tour: Teach It Right, or Right to Teach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach Date: August 30, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour with "Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach," a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC.

Free performances will tour city streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

The production tells the story of a NYC middle school student who is about to enter high school. His school often has no heat in winter, is broiling hot in summer, has no art classes, and a charter school is about to grab half its building.

The student, Michael, deprived of an afterschool program, tries for a part-time job at McDonald's, where he is caught up in a melee when someone bucks the line. Knocked unconscious, he is rescued by an undocumented worker, but dreams an Odyssey through the beggar/transient underground, where the king of the panhandlers is organizing an underground to fight the Real Estate Cartel, headed by B.M. Peabody. The Cartel wants to purge the City of anyone living at or near the poverty line in order to obtain a contract for the 2022 Olympics. Michael is sent to spy on the cartel, but is captured and imprisoned in the Glitter Clutter Club in the sub-basement of Trump Towers.

Meanwhile, Michael's teacher, R.C. Brown, is searching for him. He has suffered, like Michael, at the middle school, enduring budget cuts, teaching to the test, and spending his own money for supplies. He, too, is kidnapped by the Cartel to keep him from finding Michael but is rescued by the daughter of the King of Panhandlers. Michael and R.C. Brown, both now entering high school as student and teacher, are reunited to face the battles of NYC schools, where disputes over privatization reflect the challenges and struggles of the world outside. They will be leaders in the fight to teach it right and for the right to teach.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 34th Avenue and 78th Street (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.75310134887695000, -73.88929748535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db837e60ad1.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Garifuna International]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-garifuna-international http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-garifuna-international Date: August 30, 2015

Garifuna International brings an energetic performance of music and dance, rooted in African, Caribbean, and Central American traditions, to the Harlem Meer!

Visit Central Park Conservancy's website for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT