NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:09:20 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/gallery-tour Date: September 20, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f2bcac2d7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 20, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: September 20, 2014

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that are sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance 'n' Film Night: NY Export: Opus Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/dance-n-film-ny-export-opus-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/dance-n-film-ny-export-opus-jazz Date: September 20, 2014

Enjoy a fun dance workshop and a dance-themed movie night. All are welcome!

The dance workshop BENCH takes place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Join professional dancers Solomon Goodwin and Sarah Burke to express through dance our differences and the common ground we share.

NY Export: Opus Jazz will begin at sunset (between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.). Light refreshments will be available starting at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-09-20 2014-09-20 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fb433d71ff7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 20, 2014

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk between 1 and 1.5 miles.

2014 Featured Choreographers: Laurie Berg, Eleanor Bauer, Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel, Blacka di Danca, & Jen Rosenblit

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-20 2014-09-20 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f322845505.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: September 20, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues!

Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/family-camping Date: September 20, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families.

Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life, and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 10th

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 6:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[“Bad Woods”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bad-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bad-woods Date: September 20, 2014

The Lenape called this the place of the bad woods.
There is an impulse to go wandering down to the marsh.
The wildness of the dark woods haunts me.

“Bad Woods” is an hour-long dance performance and music installation, inspired by the native Lenape and the forests that exist in present day. Explore the wildness as it manifests within shadows, light, and the silhouetted movement during the sunset.

This performance is choreographed by Melissa West and is part of the “Arts in the Greenbelt” program series.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 6:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/the-night-sky Date: September 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 8:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 21, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 21, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/photoville Date: September 21, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections.

In addition---and in collaboration with Photo District News---THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 feet in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 21, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spicy Paper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/family-art-project-spicy-paper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/family-art-project-spicy-paper Date: September 21, 2014

Mix up pulp and spice to add some real flavor to your very own handmade paper. Visiting papermaking pro Randy Brozen will show you how to use household spices—like cumin, chili and turmeric—and other natural items for a naturally pigmented papermaking extravaganza. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc20eeecb0.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/plant-sale Date: September 21, 2014

Visit the Wave Hill 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 18, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program.

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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb7ce981e0.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/forest-crew Date: September 21, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-games Date: September 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/smorgasburg Date: September 21, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/food-truck-rally Date: September 21, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Forest Fitness Trek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/fantastic-forest-fitness-trek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/fantastic-forest-fitness-trek Date: September 21, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Educators for a brisk walk to the edge of the Greenbelt through forest, streams to the tidal wetlands of southwest LaTourette, along the multi-purpose trail.

This hike will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center and last over two hours. Bring a snack, water, and wear insect repellent. Wear a pedometer if you would like to record your results.

Suitable for ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 21, 2014

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: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 21, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/docent-tour Date: September 21, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Estates of Pelham Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham-bay Date: September 21, 2014

Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay. Now, only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the neighboring grand country estates on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger.

Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods and parks. All programs are historic walking tours.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-3466

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Staten Island, 1776]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island-1776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island-1776 Date: September 21, 2014

Revolutionary New York programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-colonial period. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Conference House was the site of a 1776 peace conference which attempted to end the Revolutionary War. Discover Staten Island's role in the American Revolution and how those events shaped the Island of today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 21, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

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 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Hike at Bartow-Pell Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/urban-park-ranger-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/urban-park-ranger-hike Date: September 21, 2014

Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay; now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 21, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 21, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-21 2014-09-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbaf9743b57.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 21, 2014

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk between 1 and 1.5 miles.

2014 Featured Choreographers: Laurie Berg, Eleanor Bauer, Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel, Blacka di Danca, & Jen Rosenblit

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-21 2014-09-21 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f322845505.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: September 22, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 Date: September 22, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: September 22, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 22, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: September 22, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-games Date: September 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba at Little Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/22/zumba Date: September 22, 2014

Please join us for free instruction in an aerobic exercise that blends Latin and African dance movement.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-09-22 2014-09-22 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7898, -73.7848 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 23, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 23, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/fitness-walk Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: September 23, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 23, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-games Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 23, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb5679dbe1.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/abs-work-out Date: September 23, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/meditation-class Date: September 23, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/meditation-classadults Date: September 23, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: September 23, 2014

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

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/gallery-tour Date: September 23, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f9341ef63.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: September 23, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 23, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Poetry - Tribute to Jean Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/23/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 23, 2014

Come enjoy a tribute to Jean Valentine, featuring the Poets of Poetry Society of America: Timothy Liu, Catherine Barnett and Mark Doty.

Presented in partnership with Poetry Society of America

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-23 2014-09-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arden Woods Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/arden-woods-tree-guard-installation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/arden-woods-tree-guard-installation1 Date: September 24, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Arden Woods to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Muldoon Avenue and Arthur Kill Road. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and middle school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Muldoon Avenue and Arthur Kill Road (in Arden Woods)

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R120 Arden Woods 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5628, -74.1926 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: September 24, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 24, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/body-sculpting Date: September 24, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: September 24, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-games Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/zumba1 Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/meditation-classadults Date: September 24, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/recycletoart Date: September 24, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/chess-club Date: September 24, 2014

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

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Forest Beneath our Feet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/the-forest-beneath-our-feet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/the-forest-beneath-our-feet Date: September 24, 2014

Take a closer look at the fun beneath our feet! There are so many more creatures crawling and slithering at or beneath the surface than meets the eye.

Earthworms, millipedes, sowbugs, and other decomposers play a vital role in healthy forest ecosystems. We will take a short walk on the trail near the nature center in search of invertebrates and use magnifying glasses, bug boxes, and our observational skills to examine them more closely. You may wish to bring a digital camera. This free program is geared towards ages 8-12 and is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoon series. Registration required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Young Scholars Talk: Paleness, Purity, Cleanness: White Clothing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/young-scholars-talk-paleness-purity-cleanness-white-clothing-in-the-19th-and-early-20th-centuries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/young-scholars-talk-paleness-purity-cleanness-white-clothing-in-the-19th-and-early-20th-centuries Date: September 24, 2014

Over a century ago, the association of white with innocence and purity ensured that certain garments were usually that color, even as white dresses moved in and out of fashion. In this new periodic series featuring graduate-level intern projects at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bard Graduate Center student Claire McRee will discuss the history of white as a color for baby clothes, everyday and wedding dresses, and more. Clothing from the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum collection will also be on view.

Registration requested: info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba at Little Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/zumba Date: September 24, 2014

Please join us for free instruction in an aerobic exercise that blends Latin and African dance movement.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7898, -73.7848 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: September 24, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-09-24 2014-09-24 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: September 24, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/24/sunset-pilates Date: September 24, 2014

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

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

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-24 2014-09-24 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 25, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 25, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: September 25, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/fitness-walk Date: September 25, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: September 25, 2014

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

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

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/photoville Date: September 25, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition, and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 ft in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 10:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 25, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. T

he celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-games Date: September 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EDT