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 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:32:37 GMT <![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/nature-exploration Date: September 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 25, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the 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 the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/seasonal-crafts Date: September 25, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 25, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-25 2015-09-25 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens Date: September 25, 2015

Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. The following two days performing arts, music, workshops, arts exhibits and other activities take place in over 35 East Village community gardens.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2015-09-25 2015-09-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -73.97859954833984000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC Landing Live: Matthew Kiss Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/lic-landing-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/lic-landing-live Date: September 25, 2015

Enjoya live concert series featuring the Matthew Kiss Band. Matthew Kiss, a popular local musician, was born and resides in the Rockaways. Matthew plays a hybrid of rock/blues and soul and partly supports his musical ambitions by teaching surfing on the Rockaway beaches.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Frozen Sing-Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/movies-in-the-parks-frozen-singalong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/movies-in-the-parks-frozen-singalong Date: September 25, 2015

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

Sing along to your favorite Frozen songs! The story: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive at the event 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 or smoking. There are no reservations 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) 965-8935

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b91a75800ec.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 26, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/esl-class Date: September 26, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bird-walks Date: September 26, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup : New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-corporal-allen-f-kivlehan-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-corporal-allen-f-kivlehan-playground Date: September 26, 2015

Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines. Please join Friends of Kivlehan at New Dorp Beach for their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Morning coffee and conversation at 8:30 a.m., project begins at 9:00 a.m.

Please register here.

Rain Date: September 27, 2015

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:30 am 12:00 pm 40.56449890136719000, -74.09760284423828000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/birding-fall-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/birding-fall-migrants Date: September 26, 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 Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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 McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Trail Work at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work Date: September 26, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Alley Pond Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will help close unnecessary trails and formalize official trails through the southern woods.

Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Citywide Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/nyc-parks-citywide-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/nyc-parks-citywide-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 26, 2015

Watch the best in the city faceoff in the NYC Parks Citywide Bocce Tournament 2015!

Earlier in the month, Parks hosted borough-wide tournaments. The top teams from the borough tournaments are competing all day in the Championship, culminating in an awards ceremony to recognize the citywide winners. Stop by to support your borough's team as they compete!

Are you unfamiliar with bocce? Or think you know how to play bocce? Even better. Demystify the game, and get tips and tricks from experienced players.

Did you know? New Yorkers have been playing bocce in the city since 1934! Parks installed its first bocce courts in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem. The first tournament was put on by Parks in 1958. Learn more here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Bocce Court (in South Beach Wetlands)

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R147 South Beach Wetlands 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.59320068359375000, -74.06220245361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d792e3d514b.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/esl-advanced Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bryant-park-moves Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga1 Date: September 26, 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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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga3 Date: September 26, 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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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga4 Date: September 26, 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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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga5 Date: September 26, 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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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/community-paddle Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/green-team Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bike-new-york-presentsstreet-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bike-new-york-presentsstreet-skills-ride Date: September 26, 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.

Sign up here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88669967651367000, -73.89830017089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ce1f835a841.JPG Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bike-new-york-presentsbicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bike-new-york-presentsbicycling-basics Date: September 26, 2015

Bicycling Basics is a three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ce2cb305b21.jpg Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bike-new-york-presentsbicycling-basics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bike-new-york-presentsbicycling-basics1 Date: September 26, 2015

Bicycling Basics is a three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1e7f44d1ea.jpg Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ranaqua Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-ranaqua-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-ranaqua-park Date: September 26, 2015

Join Partnerships for Parks and local volunteers to help spruce up Ranaqua Park and Garden. Ranaqua Park was selected as a Community Parks Initiative site and will undergo a renovation project in the coming months. Local community members contributed ideas at a visioning session in November 2014, and these ideas have been incorporated into the schematic designs. In the meanwhile, we invite you to join neighbors to help beautify the park with some fun yardwork. Bring your enthusiasm. We’ll bring the tools. All ages are welcome.

To volunteer, please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: 136th Street Entrance (in Ranaqua Park)

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X272 Ranaqua Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80686813749200000, -73.92191600799600000 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Field NotesAn Edible Plant Insurrection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection Date: September 26, 2015

Follow the lead of exhibiting artist Matthew Friday on a hunt for dandelion, curly dock, wood sorrel, plantain and clover plants among the grasses of Wave Hill. Sketch these hearty, edible plants with naturally sourced dyes in your very own field book. Visit Friday’s moveable field station, part of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, and join the rebellion against prescribed labeling of weeds by designing an edible plant seed packet to plant seeds at home.

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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72e75ad139.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/birding-brooklyn-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/birding-brooklyn-road-trip Date: September 26, 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 Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

The Rangers are taking you on a road trip in search of early fall migrants. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 16.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 26, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 26, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/annual-plant-sale Date: September 26, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 26, 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 September 26, Rolf Stang (as H.C. Andersen) will lead The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party (cookies will be provided), Laura Simms will share "The Ugly Duckling" by H.C. Andersen, and Jean Hale will share "Goose and Duck" by Tad Hills.

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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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[Movement Invention Lab With Gallim Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance Date: September 26, 2015

Dance and explore the connection between imagination and movement with the world-renowned Gallim Dance Company. This family-friendly class will lead you through exercises that stimulate your creative mind while improving mobility, flexibility, and stamina.

All ages and abilities welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 26, 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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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 26, 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. The 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 the 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 these Frequently Asked Questions.

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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/nature-photography-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/nature-photography-hike Date: September 26, 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.

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest and have your camera ready. Bring your own camera or smartphone. 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) 967-3542

Location: School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)

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R059 Von Briesen Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60721163657700000, -74.06095886230500000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Low Tunneling and Season]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/greenthumb-workshop-low-tunneling-and-season http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/greenthumb-workshop-low-tunneling-and-season Date: September 26, 2015

Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We’ll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your fall harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold wintry months. You will learn how to build a low tunnel house over your raised bed using PVC pipe and greenhouse plastic.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Student Farm Project

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66746000000000000, -73.91048400000000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/get-hooked Date: September 26, 2015

Join us at our annual Get Hooked fishing event and see the wildlife that call the waters surrounding Randall’s Island home!

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, and arts and crafts.

All equipment is provided at this free event. There will be refreshments.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Southern waterfront across from the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78249717577300000, -73.93279933929400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e7177ceaeb7.JPG Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/esl-intermediate Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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/2015/09/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Clean Up Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-clean-up-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-clean-up-day Date: September 26, 2015

Team up with thousands of volunteers worldwide to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines. Volunteers will care for the park's unique coastal enviornment by cleaning up the park's beaches, shorelines, and salt marsh. It promises to be a rewarding stewardship experience.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with NYC Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the NYC Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics with I Fish NY & DEC, live musical entertainment from Big Apple Corps, a special presentation of a section of a new Little Red Lighthouse Opera, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Please note: Tickets for the lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.

Entertainment lineup

  • Big Apple Corps Marching Band
  • Reading of The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge
  • Street Beat
  • Little Red Lighthouse Opera selections
  • 2nd Reading of The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge
  • Bill Popp and The Tapes

Event shuttle service schedule

11:00am- Pick up passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

11:30am- Arrive at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

12:00am- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

12:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

1:00pm- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

1:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

2:00pm- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

2:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

3:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

3:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

4:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

4:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

5:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

5:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

Check out Summer on the Hudson's Twitter feed here for more specific information about the event and weather updates.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af460cb655.JPG Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Composting in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/composting-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/composting-in-sherman-creek Date: September 26, 2015

Join us for a tour of our compost project. Learn how the project processes tons of landscaping debris with the food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket.

Assist in using our compost on a variety of gardening projects in Sherman Creek Park.

For questions or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 26, 2015

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse for this annual festival celebrating the harvest season, our local community, and Brooklyn’s rich agricultural history.

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a showing of Puppet Show Tales of Brier Rabbit presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children 13 and under can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride after 3 p.m.!

Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, composting demo, homesteading workshops, and planting activities.

Dance to the caribbean rhythms of Sesame Flyer’s Steel Pan Orchestra, or sit back and watch Afro-Caribbean dance and drum company Batingua Arts.

Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, or soap crafting. Don't forget to snap your photo at the farm stand photobooth.

Feast on farm-fresh food, locally-sourced snacks. and other homemade treats from the Wyckoff farm.

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed!

Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 26, 2015

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

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d481bf9d2.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 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[Apple Pie Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/apple-pie-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/apple-pie-contest Date: September 26, 2015

Who can bake the best tasting apple pie? The judges will select three winners and prizes will be given out that day.

Please registered by emailing Isabahlialoef@aol.com with your name and number by September 22, 2015.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66339874267578000, -73.90180206298828000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Americana Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time, and bluegrass artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Museum Day Live!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/smithsonian-museum-day-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/smithsonian-museum-day-live Date: September 26, 2015

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums that offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, for free.

Register for a ticket here.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-939-0647 ext. 14

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a18d2255e.png Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77892876056800000, -73.92370796203600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 26, 2015

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

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3da7d89f17.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 26, 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 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/night-hike-light Date: September 26, 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 Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Light hikes are a 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.89110183715820000, -73.89399719238281000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 26, 2015

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

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead.

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: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0896

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.90732574462890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557216933807b.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-20141 Date: September 26, 2015

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

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead. 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: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5572146aee3d9.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens Date: September 27, 2015

Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. The following two days performing arts, music, workshops, arts exhibits and other activities take place in over 35 East Village community gardens.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 0:00 am 6:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -73.97859954833984000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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/2015/09/27/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/birding-basics-for-families Date: September 27, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 27, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 27, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/annual-plant-sale Date: September 27, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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/2015/09/27/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/smorgasburg Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 27, 2015

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

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ea938a217.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the 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 these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[EAF15: Emerging Arist Fellowshop Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/eaf15-emerging-arist-fellowshop-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/eaf15-emerging-arist-fellowshop-exhibition-opening Date: September 27, 2015

The Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park's visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the public works on view. It has become an annual survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

EAF15 is the park's 15th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, featuring fifteen promising artists who were selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of 350+ submissions.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 27, 2015

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

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ebdf4fdff.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lunar Eclipse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/rangers-choice-lunar-eclipse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/rangers-choice-lunar-eclipse Date: September 27, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. The full moon will put on a rare show tonight as a total lunar eclipse will occur. Learn interesting facts about the night sky, the moon and observe a lunar eclipse happening right before your eyes.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 16th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog Date: September 27, 2015

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

In The Princess and the Frog, a poor girl called Tiana dreams of opening her own restaurant. When a wealthy friend's father hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, an expert in black magic turns the prince into a frog. Prince Naveen persuades Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell; in return, he'll give her the money to open her restaurant. However, the kiss ends up turning Tiana into a frog! They both set out to visit a voodoo priestess whom they hope can turn everything back to normal. Rated G.

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) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b0eb3786f0.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 28, 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 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 28, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 28, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 29, 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/fitness-walk Date: September 29, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/tai-chi-class Date: September 29, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT